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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : syr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Xingu EMB-121 All Series|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 210|
flight time total : 5380
flight time type : 2670
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : unspecified
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
As the captain was taxiing the aircraft to the gate, we had 2 wing walkers on the left hand side signaling that we would clear an airstair (which was parked at the jetway). We also had a marshaller directing us to continue straight ahead. Once we passed the wing walkers, the captain directed his attention to the marshaller who continued signaling to proceed 'straight ahead.' at this point the captain and I felt and heard a 'bump.' apparently we had hit the airstairs with the leading edge of the left wing/wingtip. The wing went over the first railing of the airstairs but caught the second one, scrubbing the airstairs around. This in turn caused the first railing to hit the aft wingtip and left aileron. One wing walker was also hit by the moving airstairs. Later the next day, we heard from her colleagues and manager that the doctor said that she was only bruised. According to company policy, all rampers and flight crew were advised that a drug test would be mandatory so we went to the nearest hospital where they also checked our wing walker's leg (which had been bruised). At the hospital, before we took the drug test, my captain told me that management just told him that the flight crew would not have to take the test. So we didn't. All the above pertained to flight from cleveland, oh, to syracuse, ny, on jan/xx/94. Depending on damage estimates, FAA might consider this an accident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LTT'S WINGTIP DAMAGED AFTER HITTING A SET OF PORTABLE STAIRS IN NIGHT RAMP OP ACFT PARKING PROC.
Narrative: AS THE CAPT WAS TAXIING THE ACFT TO THE GATE, WE HAD 2 WING WALKERS ON THE L HAND SIDE SIGNALING THAT WE WOULD CLR AN AIRSTAIR (WHICH WAS PARKED AT THE JETWAY). WE ALSO HAD A MARSHALLER DIRECTING US TO CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD. ONCE WE PASSED THE WING WALKERS, THE CAPT DIRECTED HIS ATTN TO THE MARSHALLER WHO CONTINUED SIGNALING TO PROCEED 'STRAIGHT AHEAD.' AT THIS POINT THE CAPT AND I FELT AND HEARD A 'BUMP.' APPARENTLY WE HAD HIT THE AIRSTAIRS WITH THE LEADING EDGE OF THE L WING/WINGTIP. THE WING WENT OVER THE FIRST RAILING OF THE AIRSTAIRS BUT CAUGHT THE SECOND ONE, SCRUBBING THE AIRSTAIRS AROUND. THIS IN TURN CAUSED THE FIRST RAILING TO HIT THE AFT WINGTIP AND L AILERON. ONE WING WALKER WAS ALSO HIT BY THE MOVING AIRSTAIRS. LATER THE NEXT DAY, WE HEARD FROM HER COLLEAGUES AND MGR THAT THE DOCTOR SAID THAT SHE WAS ONLY BRUISED. ACCORDING TO COMPANY POLICY, ALL RAMPERS AND FLC WERE ADVISED THAT A DRUG TEST WOULD BE MANDATORY SO WE WENT TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL WHERE THEY ALSO CHKED OUR WING WALKER'S LEG (WHICH HAD BEEN BRUISED). AT THE HOSPITAL, BEFORE WE TOOK THE DRUG TEST, MY CAPT TOLD ME THAT MGMNT JUST TOLD HIM THAT THE FLC WOULD NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE TEST. SO WE DIDN'T. ALL THE ABOVE PERTAINED TO FLT FROM CLEVELAND, OH, TO SYRACUSE, NY, ON JAN/XX/94. DEPENDING ON DAMAGE ESTIMATES, FAA MIGHT CONSIDER THIS AN ACCIDENT.
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.