Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary WPR20CA146

Perris, CA, USA

Aircraft #1


Cessna 182


Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

The pilot reported that while taxing for takeoff, he observed a skip loader on the immediate left edge of the taxiway and noted there was sufficient clearance to avoid it. However, during the taxi, his attention was distracted by setting up the GPS for the flight, and the airplane drifted left, and subsequently struck the skip loader. The right horizontal stabilizer was substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot's diverted attention while taxing which resulted in his failure to maintain clearance from the skip loader during taxi.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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