April 6, 2011, Snohomish, Wash., Cessna 172N


The pilot reported steering difficulty while taxing to parking after landing. He added power and pulled back on the control yoke, noting aircraft movement became smooth. As he initiated a right turn into the parking area, the airplane suddenly moved to the left and struck a hangar, incurring substantial damage. Following the collision, he shut down the engine, exited the airplane and noticed the nosewheel tire was flat.


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