Friday, August 5, 2016

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, Boeing Employees Flying Association Inc., N4801D: Accident occurred August 04, 2016 in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington


FAA Flight Standards District Office:FAA Seattle FSDO-01

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA417
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 03, 2016 in Everett, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N4801D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

After a local flight, the pilot reported that while taxing in the non-movement area at night he made a left turn and impacted a building door with the left wing.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the building door, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing.

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