The student pilot reported that while maneuvering the Cessna 172 into a parking spot at the airport in Prescott, Arizona, the right wing hit a fence post.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.
The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from a fence post during taxi operations.
This first student solo X-C combined inexperience with eagerness to park and head to the restaurant. Unfamiliar ramps hold all kinds of hazards?
This April 2019 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.