Monday, August 15, 2016

Piper PA-34-200T, Eli Air Center Inc., N8166U (and) Cessna 500 Citation 1, Strong Tower Services LLC Trustee, N70SW: Accident occurred August 13, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

N8166U Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

N8166U Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

N70SW  Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

N70SW Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Eli Air Center Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N8166U

Strong Tower Services LLC Trustee: http://registry.faa.gov/N70SW


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA454A  
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA 34, registration: N8166U
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA454B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 500, registration: N70SW
Injuries: 3 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 of the parked airplane reported that he and his co-pilot had just re-entered the airplane and were having a conversation when he felt the airplane shake and heard a loud noise. He further reported that he looked out of the right window and saw an aircraft with its propeller hitting the right wing. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The pilot of the other airplane reported that, after engine start and before taxi for takeoff, he was looking at his navigation communications and did not notice the airplane rolling forward. The airplane rolled forward and collided with the airplane in front of it. The pilot further reported that he was unaware of the airplane's forward movement and that the thought that the hand brake was fully engaged. The airplane sustained minor damage.

Neither pilot reported any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplanes 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 ensure that the brake was fully engaged and his subsequent failure to notice that his airplane was rolling forward, which resulted in it hitting another airplane.

**This report was modified on December 22, 2016. Please see the docket for this accident to view the original report.**

The pilot of the parked airplane reported that he and his co-pilot had just re-entered the airplane and were having a conversation when he felt the airplane shake and heard a loud noise. He further reported that he looked out of the right window and saw an aircraft with its propeller hitting the right wing. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The pilot of the other airplane reported that, after engine start and before taxi for takeoff, he was looking at his navigation communications and did not notice the airplane rolling forward. The airplane rolled forward and collided with the airplane in front of it. The pilot further reported that he was unaware of the airplane's forward movement and that the thought that the hand brake was fully engaged. The airplane sustained minor damage.

Neither pilot reported any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplanes that would have precluded normal operation.

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