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N12477 accident description

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Crash location 42.691111°N, 73.168611°W
Nearest city North Adams, MA
42.700915°N, 73.108715°W
3.1 miles away
Tail number N12477
Accident date 19 Jun 2011
Aircraft type Cessna 172M
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

After landing at an airport, the pilot taxied to the fixed based operator in order to park the airplane. He was advised to park in the first space near the grass, but was unsure which space that was. The pilot taxied to the area where he thought he was supposed to park. He then turned the airplane toward his intended parking space and the right wing made contact with a light pole and was substantially damaged. The pilot was uninjured and reported that there were no preexisting mechanical anomalies of the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadequate visual lookout and subsequent failure to maintain clearance from a light pole while taxiing.

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