Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Cessna 172RG Cutlass, N9318B: Accident occurred June 30, 2016 in Stamford, Texas

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA365
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Stamford, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N9318B
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 pilot reported that he was taxiing the airplane parallel to the airport hangars. He reported that he planned to taxi to the run-up area for a planned departure, but the airplane's left wing struck the hangar door casing and spun the nose of the airplane counterclockwise into the hangar door. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and spar carry through.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane that would have prevented normal flight operations.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a hangar during taxi for departure.

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