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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : wa84|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 500
flight time type : 100
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
instruction : trainee
|Qualification||pilot : student|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
My student and I were practicing emergency procedure at auburn academy airport (soft field). We landed to west. We were taxiing back for takeoff to the east to depart to west. My student was taxiing aircraft. I noticed then that right wing tip was caught by raspberry bush and aircraft went to right. I cut mixture right away to stop the engine. I applied brakes but nose gear was on the way to ditch (4' in depth) and propeller dug ground and was bent. To prevent this occurrence, I should have taxied left side of runway (when headed to east) where there were no tall bushes.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PROPELLER STRIKE WHILE TAXIING. WING TIP CAUGHT ON RASPBERRY BUSH AND TWIRLED ACFT INTO SLIGHT DITCH.
Narrative: MY STUDENT AND I WERE PRACTICING EMER PROC AT AUBURN ACADEMY ARPT (SOFT FIELD). WE LANDED TO W. WE WERE TAXIING BACK FOR TKOF TO THE E TO DEPART TO W. MY STUDENT WAS TAXIING ACFT. I NOTICED THEN THAT RIGHT WING TIP WAS CAUGHT BY RASPBERRY BUSH AND ACFT WENT TO RIGHT. I CUT MIXTURE RIGHT AWAY TO STOP THE ENG. I APPLIED BRAKES BUT NOSE GEAR WAS ON THE WAY TO DITCH (4' IN DEPTH) AND PROP DUG GND AND WAS BENT. TO PREVENT THIS OCCURRENCE, I SHOULD HAVE TAXIED LEFT SIDE OF RWY (WHEN HEADED TO E) WHERE THERE WERE NO TALL BUSHES.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.