Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, Moyer Aviation Inc., N9480E: Accident occurred August 23, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Airport (KIPT), Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: 


FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Harrisburg FSDO-13

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA447

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Williamsport, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N9480E
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.

The solo student pilot reported that after he had landed he taxied to get fuel. He was waved around behind two parked airplanes. After he passed the first airplane, the left wing of the airplane impacted a hanger.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage.

The student pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The student pilot reported that this accident could have been prevented if he had remained focused "on the task of taxiing the airplane, rather than looking at the person/parking spot".

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