Accident Piper PA-28-181 N443PA, Tuesday 4 January 2011
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Date:Tuesday 4 January 2011
Time:10:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-181
Owner/operator:Bird Acquisition LLC
Registration: N443PA
MSN: 2843499
Year of manufacture:2001
Total airframe hrs:11659 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A4M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wickenburg, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Gila Bend, AZ (E63)
Destination airport:Wickenburg, AZ (E25)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While parking the airplane, the student pilot noticed a pole by the parking area. He thought that there was adequate clearance between the right wing and the pole. However, the leading edge of the right wing contacted the pole and resulted in substantial damage to the spar.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain clearance between the airplane's right wing and the pole.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR11CA085
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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