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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : 87d|
|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||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 6|
flight time total : 143
flight time type : 26
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
A normal 3 point landing (full stall) was made on runway 32 of dodge center, NM, airport. In transtioning to the after-landing taxi the aircraft was moved to the side of the runway. A side gust then pushed the aircraft into the rough ground causing a propeller strike. It is felt that the causes of this were the wet grass surface which made corrective action ineffective (braking had no traction) and the pilots lack of experience of tailwheel aircraft on turf meant that the aircraft instability was not anticipated. The general WX conditions at the time were good with clear visibility and winds at 12 KTS. Although it had not rained recently the ground was saturated in places with standing water in the surrounding fields. No injuries were sustained and no substantial damage was caused (ie, this does not constitute an aircraft accident under NTSB 830). The aircraft type involved in this occurrence was an small aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF TAILDRAGGER LOSSES CTL OF ACFT DUE TO GUST OF CROSSWIND THAT PUSHED ACFT OFF OF RWY EDGE AND CAUSED THE PROP TO STRIKE THE GND.
Narrative: A NORMAL 3 POINT LNDG (FULL STALL) WAS MADE ON RWY 32 OF DODGE CTR, NM, ARPT. IN TRANSTIONING TO THE AFTER-LNDG TAXI THE ACFT WAS MOVED TO THE SIDE OF THE RWY. A SIDE GUST THEN PUSHED THE ACFT INTO THE ROUGH GND CAUSING A PROP STRIKE. IT IS FELT THAT THE CAUSES OF THIS WERE THE WET GRASS SURFACE WHICH MADE CORRECTIVE ACTION INEFFECTIVE (BRAKING HAD NO TRACTION) AND THE PLTS LACK OF EXPERIENCE OF TAILWHEEL ACFT ON TURF MEANT THAT THE ACFT INSTABILITY WAS NOT ANTICIPATED. THE GENERAL WX CONDITIONS AT THE TIME WERE GOOD WITH CLR VISIBILITY AND WINDS AT 12 KTS. ALTHOUGH IT HAD NOT RAINED RECENTLY THE GND WAS SATURATED IN PLACES WITH STANDING WATER IN THE SURROUNDING FIELDS. NO INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED AND NO SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WAS CAUSED (IE, THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ACFT ACCIDENT UNDER NTSB 830). THE ACFT TYPE INVOLVED IN THIS OCCURRENCE WAS AN SMA.
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.