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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : agc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Baron 58/58TC|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||other other : other|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 160|
flight time total : 2000
flight time type : 520
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
After running up the engines on the back edge of ramp I began to taxi to the front line. I turned taxi light on but it was burned out. After about 25 ft, I heard and felt something hit the nosewheel followed by the right propeller striking it. I shut the engines down and secured the aircraft. I could not see what I had hit until I got out of the airplane. I then saw it was a helicopter landing pad that was on wheels. The pad was approximately 12 ft X 12 ft X 20 ft. It had a black top with yellow trim. There was no flags, reflectors, or cones marking its position. In addition, it was in a poorly lit area of the ramp.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF A CPR TWIN TAXIED INTO AN UNLIGHTED HELIPAD DURING TAXI FROM RAMP AREA AT NIGHT RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO NOSE GEAR AND R PROP.
Narrative: AFTER RUNNING UP THE ENGS ON THE BACK EDGE OF RAMP I BEGAN TO TAXI TO THE FRONT LINE. I TURNED TAXI LIGHT ON BUT IT WAS BURNED OUT. AFTER ABOUT 25 FT, I HEARD AND FELT SOMETHING HIT THE NOSEWHEEL FOLLOWED BY THE R PROP STRIKING IT. I SHUT THE ENGS DOWN AND SECURED THE ACFT. I COULD NOT SEE WHAT I HAD HIT UNTIL I GOT OUT OF THE AIRPLANE. I THEN SAW IT WAS A HELI LNDG PAD THAT WAS ON WHEELS. THE PAD WAS APPROX 12 FT X 12 FT X 20 FT. IT HAD A BLACK TOP WITH YELLOW TRIM. THERE WAS NO FLAGS, REFLECTORS, OR CONES MARKING ITS POS. IN ADDITION, IT WAS IN A POORLY LIT AREA OF THE RAMP.
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.