Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Montgomery Field Airport

San Diego, California 92123
Wednesday, November 5, 1997 12:30 PST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
After receiving clearance from ground control, the student pilot proceeded to taxi to his parking spot. He entered into a portion of the taxiway in a nonmovement area that is not visible from the tower, and encountered another aircraft taxiing in his direction. The student pilot attempted to yield to the oncoming traffic. In his attempt to keep the aircraft at a safe distance, and maneuver around a wheel chock, the right wing tip struck the corner of a hangar.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The student pilot's failure to maintain adequate clearance from a hangar while taxiing.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date11/5/1997 
Event Day of the WeekWednesday 
Time of Event1230 
Event Time ZonePacific Standard Time 
Event CitySAN DIEGO  
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site92123  
Event Date Year1997 
Event Date Month11 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportMONTGOMERY FIELD  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDMYF  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation423 
Weather Briefing CompletenessNot pertinent 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1347 Pacific Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility IDMYF  
Elevation of weather observation facility423 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationPST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height25000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)25 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)340 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)12 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1203 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateNov 5 1997 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1440 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 8 2000 12:40PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN98483 
NTSB NumberLAX98LA030  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna  
Aircraft Model172P  
Aircraft Series Identifier172P  
Aircraft Serial Number17276298  
Certified Max Gross Weight2407 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionOct 10 1997 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection90 
Airframe Hours11995 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameATE OF CALIFORNIA INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street Address2501 AIRPORT AVE.  
Aircraft Owner CitySANTA MONICA  
Aircraft Owner StateCA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode90405  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address3753 JOHN J. MONTGOMERY DR.  
Operator CitySAN DIEGO  
Operator StateCA 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code92123  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Instructional 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeMYF  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1430 
Departure Time ZonePST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightTaxi 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:34AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location28  
Runway Length3399 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--