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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 3ha|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 38|
flight time total : 500
flight time type : 400
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
flight crew : exited adverse environment
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
Upon landing, struck piece of metal. Aircraft swerved and struck metal rods off runway. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter said there were very high winds in area for 2 days prior to incident and may have caused problem. The airport is non tower. Reporter says some metal rods being used for taxiway construction were probably blown from construction area to the existing taxiway and runway. On roll-out, after landing, his aircraft struck 1 piece of metal--and as he swerved off the runway to a taxiway, struck others. 2 holes were punched into the lower wing, along with some damage to the propeller. It was reported to the FBO right away, and the rods were removed from the runway and taxiway.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA STRUCK METAL RODS ON RWY AND TXWY AFTER LNDG.
Narrative: UPON LNDG, STRUCK PIECE OF METAL. ACFT SWERVED AND STRUCK METAL RODS OFF RWY. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR SAID THERE WERE VERY HIGH WINDS IN AREA FOR 2 DAYS PRIOR TO INCIDENT AND MAY HAVE CAUSED PROB. THE ARPT IS NON TWR. RPTR SAYS SOME METAL RODS BEING USED FOR TXWY CONSTRUCTION WERE PROBABLY BLOWN FROM CONSTRUCTION AREA TO THE EXISTING TXWY AND RWY. ON ROLL-OUT, AFTER LNDG, HIS ACFT STRUCK 1 PIECE OF METAL--AND AS HE SWERVED OFF THE RWY TO A TXWY, STRUCK OTHERS. 2 HOLES WERE PUNCHED INTO THE LOWER WING, ALONG WITH SOME DAMAGE TO THE PROP. IT WAS RPTED TO THE FBO RIGHT AWAY, AND THE RODS WERE REMOVED FROM THE RWY AND TXWY.
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.