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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sd32|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 700
flight time type : 500
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On the evening of jun/xx/94, a thunderstorm came through the murdo area where my cessna 182 was tied down. 3 days later when I preflted the aircraft the skies were overcast and it was raining. A complete preflight inspection was accomplished and I flew from murdo to waukesha, wisconsin, arriving at sunset. I put the aircraft in the hangar and went home. Next morning I went to the hangar to fly the aircraft and noticed hail damage to the horizontal surfaces. It appears that the falling rain at murdo prevented me from seeing the damage when I did my preflight inspection previous to flying home.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT MISSES HAIL DAMAGE ON PREFLT INSPECTION.
Narrative: ON THE EVENING OF JUN/XX/94, A TSTM CAME THROUGH THE MURDO AREA WHERE MY CESSNA 182 WAS TIED DOWN. 3 DAYS LATER WHEN I PREFLTED THE ACFT THE SKIES WERE OVCST AND IT WAS RAINING. A COMPLETE PREFLT INSPECTION WAS ACCOMPLISHED AND I FLEW FROM MURDO TO WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN, ARRIVING AT SUNSET. I PUT THE ACFT IN THE HANGAR AND WENT HOME. NEXT MORNING I WENT TO THE HANGAR TO FLY THE ACFT AND NOTICED HAIL DAMAGE TO THE HORIZ SURFACES. IT APPEARS THAT THE FALLING RAIN AT MURDO PREVENTED ME FROM SEEING THE DAMAGE WHEN I DID MY PREFLT INSPECTION PREVIOUS TO FLYING HOME.
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.