Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Atlanta, Ga. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was holding short of a runway intersection awaiting further clearance from the ground air traffic controller.
After receiving clearance to cross the runway, he mistakenly turned left onto a grassy area. The right wing hit a sign, resulting in substantial damage to the aileron and wing flap.
Probable cause: The pilot’s wrong turn while taxiing, resulting in a collision with a sign.
NTSB Identification: ERA11CA131