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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : dxr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
ground other : taxi
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 95|
flight time total : 5026
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Just before the incident I was waiting for an IFR clearance while on the taxiway. The clearance was not available and the ground controller took a long time to take a new flight plan so I asked to taxi back in a re-file by phone. I taxied back in and taxied into a tight space and the wing of my small transport went under the wing of the small aircraft creating a dent in its wing and doing virtually no damage to the small transport. I stopped the small transport engines, got out and pushed the small transport away from the small aircraft, got back in and taxied around the small aircraft. Since virtually no damage was found on the small transport, after receiving the clearance we took off for home. We have not found out the cost or repairs to the small aircraft yet, but were told the owner flew it 2 days after the damage with no repairs being done to it. Factors contributing: it was dusk, raining; the clearance not being available causing concern for delay in time; my being tired--we had a new baby in the house and therefore a lack of sleep; stress on the job--the day before I had been threatened with being fired if I didn't re-write my resignation as assistant chief pilot and training officer. The small aircraft was parked with very little room around it. How to prevent a recurrence: not allow myself to be affected by outside stress.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: WHILE TAXIING BACK TO PARKING AREA TO ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IFR CLRNC BY PHONE, REPORTER ACFT STRUCK PARKED UNATTENDED ACFT. NO INJURIES, MINIMAL DAMAGE.
Narrative: JUST BEFORE THE INCIDENT I WAS WAITING FOR AN IFR CLRNC WHILE ON THE TXWY. THE CLRNC WAS NOT AVAILABLE AND THE GND CTLR TOOK A LONG TIME TO TAKE A NEW FLT PLAN SO I ASKED TO TAXI BACK IN A RE-FILE BY PHONE. I TAXIED BACK IN AND TAXIED INTO A TIGHT SPACE AND THE WING OF MY SMT WENT UNDER THE WING OF THE SMA CREATING A DENT IN ITS WING AND DOING VIRTUALLY NO DAMAGE TO THE SMT. I STOPPED THE SMT ENGS, GOT OUT AND PUSHED THE SMT AWAY FROM THE SMA, GOT BACK IN AND TAXIED AROUND THE SMA. SINCE VIRTUALLY NO DAMAGE WAS FOUND ON THE SMT, AFTER RECEIVING THE CLRNC WE TOOK OFF FOR HOME. WE HAVE NOT FOUND OUT THE COST OR REPAIRS TO THE SMA YET, BUT WERE TOLD THE OWNER FLEW IT 2 DAYS AFTER THE DAMAGE WITH NO REPAIRS BEING DONE TO IT. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING: IT WAS DUSK, RAINING; THE CLRNC NOT BEING AVAILABLE CAUSING CONCERN FOR DELAY IN TIME; MY BEING TIRED--WE HAD A NEW BABY IN THE HOUSE AND THEREFORE A LACK OF SLEEP; STRESS ON THE JOB--THE DAY BEFORE I HAD BEEN THREATENED WITH BEING FIRED IF I DIDN'T RE-WRITE MY RESIGNATION AS ASSISTANT CHIEF PLT AND TRNING OFFICER. THE SMA WAS PARKED WITH VERY LITTLE ROOM AROUND IT. HOW TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE: NOT ALLOW MYSELF TO BE AFFECTED BY OUTSIDE STRESS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.