General Edward Lawrence Logan Airport
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Tuesady, September 4, 2007 14:05 EDT

NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident

After landing, the pilot of the Cessna 172R was instructed by air traffic control to expedite his crossing of a parallel runway, and to pull-up along the left side of a stopped Boeing 767-300. The Boeing subsequently continued its taxi, and made a right turn. During the turn, the Cessna was flipped onto its left wing, due to the Boeing's jet blast. The Cessna sustained substantial damage to the left wing spar.

NTSB Probable Cause Narrative

The air traffic controller's improper taxi clearance.

Event Information

Type of Event Accident
Event Date 9/4/2007
Event Day of the Week Tuesday
Time of Event 1405
Event Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Event City Boston
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 02108
Event Date Year 2007
Event Date Month 9
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? No
Event Location Latitude 422146N
Event Location Longitude 0710023W
Event Location Airport General Edward Lawrence Logan
Event Location Nearest Airport ID BOS
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport On Airport
Distance from airport in statute miles --
Degrees magnetic from airport --
Airport Elevation 20
Weather Briefing Completeness --
Investigator's weather source Weather Observation Facility
Time of the weather observation 1354 Eastern Daylight Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) 0
Weather Observation Facility ID BOS
Elevation of weather observation facility 20
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?) 0
Time Zone of the weather observation EDT
Lighting Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height 22000
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height --
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions --
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling Broken
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet) --
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles) --
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius) 24
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit) 4
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic) 330
Variable Wind Indicator Wind direction could be determined
Wind Speed (knots) 10
Wind Velocity Indicator --
Wind Gust Indicator Gusting
Wind Gust (knots) 16
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.96
Density Altitude (feet) --
Intensity of Precipitation --
METAR weather report --
Event Highest Injury None
On Ground, Fatal Injuries --
On Ground, Minor Injuries --
On Ground, Serious Injuries --
Injury Total Fatal --
Injury Total Minor --
Injury Total None 2
Injury Total Serious --
Injury Total All --
Investigating Agency NTSB
NTSB Docket Number (internal use) 24293
NTSB Notification Source FAA Communication Center
NTSB Notification Date Sep 5 2007 12:00AM
NTSB Notification Time --
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information DMS
Date of most recent change to record Sep 26 2008 6:40PM
User who most recently changed record NTSB\lema
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office Boston, MA

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N445AF
NTSB Number NYC07LA214
Missing Aircraft Indicator --
Federal Aviation Reg. Part Part 91: General Aviation
Type of Flight Plan filed IFR
Flight plan Was Activated? Yes
Damage Substantial
Aircraft Fire None
Aircraft Explosion None
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full Name Cessna
Aircraft Model 172R
Aircraft Series Identifier --
Aircraft Serial Number 17280445
Certified Max Gross Weight 2550
Aircraft Category Airplane
Aircraft Registration Class --
Aircraft is a homebuilt? No
Flight Crew Seats --
Cabin Crew Seats --
Passenger Seats --
Total number of seats on the aircraft 4
Number of Engines 1
Fixed gear or retractable gear Fixed
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection Annual
Date of Last Inspection Jul 1 2007 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection 38
Airframe Hours 1790
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated No
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type --
Aircraft Owner Name Hanscom Aero Club
Aircraft Owner Street Address 20 Schilling Cir
Aircraft Owner City Hanscom
Aircraft Owner State MA
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 01731
Operator is an individual? No
Operator Name --
Operator Same as Owner? Yes
Operator Is Doing Business As --
Operator Address Same as Owner? Yes
Operator Street Address --
Operator City --
Operator State --
Operator Country --
Operator Zip code --
Operator Code --
Owner has at least one certificate None
Other Operator of large aircraft? --
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation --
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) Personal
Second Pilot on Board Yes
Departure Point Same as Event No
Departure Airport Code BED
Departure City Bedford
Departure State MA
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 1340
Departure Time Zone EDT
Destination Same as Local Flt crash at destination city
Destination Airport Code BOS
Destination City Boston
Destination State MA
Destination Country USA
Specific Phase of Flight Taxi
Report sent to ICAO? --
Evacuation occurred --
Date of most recent change to record Sep 9 2008 2:26PM
User who most recently changed record grer
Since inspection or accident Last Inspection
Event Location Runway Number and Location 33R
Runway Length 2557
Runway Width 100
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --