While Taxiing, The Left Wing Of The 172s Contacted The Right Wing And Engine Of The BN-2A-27
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL Accident Number: ERA20LA247B
Date & Time: 07/13/2020, 1146 EDT Registration: N200MU
Aircraft: Britten Norman BN2A Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter – Non-scheduled
On July 13, 2020, about 1146 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172S, N5280D, and a Britten Norman BN-2A-27, N200MU, were substantially damaged when they were involved in an accident at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The pilot of the 172S and the pilot of the BN-2A-27 were not injured. The 172S was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight and the BN-2A-27 was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air taxi flight.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot of the 172S was taxiing on taxiway Charlie to runway 27 for departure. The pilot of the BN-2A-27 was taxiing on taxiway Echo and was turning left onto taxiway Charlie for a runway 27 departure. As the two airplanes reached the intersection of taxiways Echo and Charlie, the left wing of the 172S contacted the right wing and engine of the BN-2A-27.
An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the aircraft. Both aircraft sustained substantial damage. Both pilots reported that they did not observe the other airplane prior to the collision.