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N8210G accident description

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Crash location 45.246944°N, 122.770000°W
Nearest city Aurora, OR
45.230954°N, 122.755927°W
1.3 miles away
Tail number N8210G
Accident date 30 May 2006
Aircraft type Cessna 206H
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On May 30, 2006, about 1430 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 206H, N8210G, sustained substantial damage subsequent to a ground collision with an automobile at the Aurora State Airport, Aurora, Oregon. The commercial pilot and passengers aboard the airplane were not injured; the driver of the automobile, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was not injured. The airplane is registered to National Aircraft Leasing Corporation of Greenville, Delaware, and was being operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Public Use Aircraft when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight.

In a written report dated July 6, the pilot reported that he, the pilot rated passenger seated in the co-pilot's seat and a second passenger seated in a rear seat had just completed a local familiarization flight and were taxiing from the active runway (17) to a hangar facility when the collision occurred. The pilot stated "we were moving down the taxiway about to enter our hangar area, moving at about a fast walk and crossing a narrow inner taxiway perpendicular to us when the aircraft crunched to a sudden stop. Out the left side window of the aircraft I saw a small black sportscar dart from under the prop moving to my left, gushing fluid." The pilot initially believed the gushing fuel was fuel. He reported that after the collision he secured the engine and he and the passengers exited the aircraft.

In a written report to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), dated June 16, the diver of the automobile reported that he was northbound on the tarmac at "5-10 mph" when an aircraft, that was traveling eastbound on Aviation Way NE, collided with the left side of his car.

The Aurora State Airport (KUAO) is a general aviation airport owned by the state of Oregon. The airport does not have an operating air traffic control tower. The collision occurred on a privately owned taxi lane utilized by taxiing aircraft and ground vehicles.

NTSB Probable Cause

The failure of both the pilot of the aircraft traveling on a taxi lane and the operator of the automobile driving on a taxi lane to maintain an adequate visual lookout and their failure to see and avoid one another.

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