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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : axh|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
pilot : instrument
pilot : flight engineer
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 98|
flight time total : 5383
flight time type : 20
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
While taxiing a small aircraft on a hard surface I gndlooped the airplane to the left into a deep drainage ditch. The left tire was losing air at the time. The aircraft nosed over into the ditch while I was attempting to bring it around to the right side. My right shoe was restr to full travel by the seat belt buckle in the front seat so rudder travel was not full. The left wingtip bow was damaged, the propeller was bent and the left tire broke a valve stem and was flat.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF SMA 'TAILDRAGGER' ACFT GNDLOOPED ACFT INTO DRAINAGE DITCH ALONG SIDE TAXIWAY DURING TAXI AND NOSED OVER.
Narrative: WHILE TAXIING A SMA ON A HARD SURFACE I GNDLOOPED THE AIRPLANE TO THE L INTO A DEEP DRAINAGE DITCH. THE L TIRE WAS LOSING AIR AT THE TIME. THE ACFT NOSED OVER INTO THE DITCH WHILE I WAS ATTEMPTING TO BRING IT AROUND TO THE R SIDE. MY R SHOE WAS RESTR TO FULL TRAVEL BY THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE IN THE FRONT SEAT SO RUDDER TRAVEL WAS NOT FULL. THE L WINGTIP BOW WAS DAMAGED, THE PROP WAS BENT AND THE L TIRE BROKE A VALVE STEM AND WAS FLAT.
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.