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N9447S accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city Albuquerque, NM
35.084491°N, 106.651137°W
Tail number N9447S
Accident date 03 Feb 2001
Aircraft type Beech V-35A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On February 3, 2001, at approximately 2045 mountain standard time, a Beech V-35A, N9447S, was substantially damaged when it taxied into a parked airplane at Albuquerque International Airport, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The private pilot and his two passengers were not injured. The pilot was operating the airplane under Title 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the night cross-country flight that originated from Deming, New Mexico, approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes before the accident. No flight plan had been filed.

According to the pilot, while taxiing towards a parking space, he was directed by a marshaler to use another parking space. While changing from one space to another, his airplane impacted a parked Mooney. The pilot stated that he did not see the parked Mooney prior to the impact. The left wing of the accident airplane sustained an 8 by 12 inch hole in the leading edge near the pitot static tube.

NTSB Probable Cause

the pilot's inattention during night taxiing, which resulted in his airplane impacting a parked airplane.

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