Monday, July 17, 2017

Stolp Starduster Too SA300, N506WS, N506WS Partners LLC and Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N5396E, Sorbi Aviation Inc: Accident occurred July 16, 2017 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), San Diego, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

N506WS Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

N506WS  Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


N5396E  Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

N5396E  Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

N506WS Partners LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N506WS

Sorbi Aviation Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N5396E

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA411A

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 16, 2017 in San Diego, CA
Aircraft: SPANI WAYNE M STARDUSTER TOO SA300, registration: N506WS
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA411B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 16, 2017 in San Diego, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5396E
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 tandem seat, tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, while taxiing to the runway, and seated in the rear seat, he had "poor [forward] visibility" and the airplane's propeller collided with the left wing of a stationary airplane on the taxiway. The pilot reported that he had "broke and turned" as soon as he saw the stationary airplane, but "it was too late."

The pilot of the stationary airplane reported that he had stopped on the taxiway due to the run-up area ahead being fully occupied with multiple airplane's awaiting to depart. He added that, his "first awareness" of the tailwheel airplane was the sound of a "loud bang." 

The stationary airplane's left wing and aileron sustained substantial damage. The tailwheel airplane sustained minor damage to the propeller. 

The pilot's reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with their respective airplane's that would have precluded normal operation.

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