Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Curtiss Wright Travel Air 4000, N3242 and Piper PA-28-181, N2242W: Accident occurred November 22, 2016 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), San Diego, California

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA077A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in San Diego, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/15/2017
Aircraft: CURTISS WRIGHT TRAVEL AIR 4000, registration: N3242
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA077B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in San Diego, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/15/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA28, registration: N2242W

Injuries: 5 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 tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he was cleared to taxi to the departure runway. He added that, while taxiing, he was doing S-turns to see over the nose of his airplane, and “must have missed a call to the aircraft [airplane] ahead of him,” which had been instructed to hold short of the upcoming taxiway. His airplane impacted the empennage of the stopped airplane that was holding short. 

His airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, and the stopped airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage. 

Both pilots reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with their 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 see and avoid the airplane stopped ahead of him during taxi. 

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that he was cleared to taxi to the departure runway. He added that while taxiing he was doing S-turns to see over the nose of his airplane, and "must have missed a call to the aircraft [airplane] ahead of him," which had been instructed to hold short of the upcoming taxiway. His airplane impacted the empennage of the stopped airplane that was holding short. 

His airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, and the stopped airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage. 

Both pilots reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with their airplane's that would have precluded normal operation.

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

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N2242W

AIRCRAFT LEASING & MANAGEMENT LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N3242

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Diego FSDO-09

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA077A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in San Diego, CA
Aircraft: CURTISS WRIGHT TRAVEL AIR 4000, registration: N3242
Injuries: 5 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 tailwheel equipped airplane reported that he was cleared to taxi to the departure runway. He added that while taxiing he was doing S-turns to see over the nose of his airplane, and "must have missed a call to the aircraft [airplane] ahead of him," which had been instructed to hold short of the upcoming taxiway. His airplane impacted the empennage of the stopped airplane that was holding short.

His airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, and the stopped airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage. 


Both pilots reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with their airplane's that would have precluded normal operation.

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