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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lns|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Make Model Name||Cessna 152|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
ground other : taxi
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 230
flight time type : 200
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I received appropriate clearance and landed on runway 31. The tower directed me to exit at 'D' exit ramp which I did and then held short at yellow line until ground clearance was contacted and I received approval to taxi to ramp to the right of terminal building. I slowed to contemplate a suitable parking spot and selected the one closest to the exit gate to the terminal. While executing a right turn into the parking 'T,' the plane stopped abruptly. I shut down and assumed I had run into a wheel chock. No chocks were seen and I then saw that my left wing had struck the top of a green fence post apparently not visible to me either because my windshield post or the left wing possibly obscured my vision or I just plain didn't see it. The impact was about 3 ft from the wingtip and outboard of the strut. I called haysfield and notified the FBO of my predicament. Lns airport personnel and an a&P arrived on the scene. Upon inspection there was no damage to the fence by this incident, however, it was noted that the top RAIL was dislodged from the post. The presence of rust on the joint indicated that this had happened sometime prior to my incident. Airport personnel indicated that this wasn't the first time that someone had hit this post. They also indicated that low-wing aircraft had struck the cement barriers erected during airport construction activities. Neither of these items are marked as hazards and perhaps should be in light of the construction activities. Also, a green fence against a backgnd of green grass is not as visible as it should be. Perhaps the parking space nearest the gate should be eliminated in light of these hazards. Airport personnel and myself pushed the airplane back to inspect the damage to the aircraft. The leading edge of the left wing was crumpled in the vicinity of the impact. There did not appear to be major structural damage, however, I taxied the aircraft for inspection. The a&P inspected for damage and removed the inspection plate at the wing root to check for transferred damage and determined that there was none. The damage was limited to the sheet metal on the leading edge of the left wing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C152 PLT TAXIING TO PARKING HAS WING HIT FENCE POST. LEADING EDGE DAMAGE.
Narrative: I RECEIVED APPROPRIATE CLRNC AND LANDED ON RWY 31. THE TWR DIRECTED ME TO EXIT AT 'D' EXIT RAMP WHICH I DID AND THEN HELD SHORT AT YELLOW LINE UNTIL GND CLRNC WAS CONTACTED AND I RECEIVED APPROVAL TO TAXI TO RAMP TO THE R OF TERMINAL BUILDING. I SLOWED TO CONTEMPLATE A SUITABLE PARKING SPOT AND SELECTED THE ONE CLOSEST TO THE EXIT GATE TO THE TERMINAL. WHILE EXECUTING A R TURN INTO THE PARKING 'T,' THE PLANE STOPPED ABRUPTLY. I SHUT DOWN AND ASSUMED I HAD RUN INTO A WHEEL CHOCK. NO CHOCKS WERE SEEN AND I THEN SAW THAT MY L WING HAD STRUCK THE TOP OF A GREEN FENCE POST APPARENTLY NOT VISIBLE TO ME EITHER BECAUSE MY WINDSHIELD POST OR THE L WING POSSIBLY OBSCURED MY VISION OR I JUST PLAIN DIDN'T SEE IT. THE IMPACT WAS ABOUT 3 FT FROM THE WINGTIP AND OUTBOARD OF THE STRUT. I CALLED HAYSFIELD AND NOTIFIED THE FBO OF MY PREDICAMENT. LNS ARPT PERSONNEL AND AN A&P ARRIVED ON THE SCENE. UPON INSPECTION THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE FENCE BY THIS INCIDENT, HOWEVER, IT WAS NOTED THAT THE TOP RAIL WAS DISLODGED FROM THE POST. THE PRESENCE OF RUST ON THE JOINT INDICATED THAT THIS HAD HAPPENED SOMETIME PRIOR TO MY INCIDENT. ARPT PERSONNEL INDICATED THAT THIS WASN'T THE FIRST TIME THAT SOMEONE HAD HIT THIS POST. THEY ALSO INDICATED THAT LOW-WING ACFT HAD STRUCK THE CEMENT BARRIERS ERECTED DURING ARPT CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES. NEITHER OF THESE ITEMS ARE MARKED AS HAZARDS AND PERHAPS SHOULD BE IN LIGHT OF THE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES. ALSO, A GREEN FENCE AGAINST A BACKGND OF GREEN GRASS IS NOT AS VISIBLE AS IT SHOULD BE. PERHAPS THE PARKING SPACE NEAREST THE GATE SHOULD BE ELIMINATED IN LIGHT OF THESE HAZARDS. ARPT PERSONNEL AND MYSELF PUSHED THE AIRPLANE BACK TO INSPECT THE DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE L WING WAS CRUMPLED IN THE VICINITY OF THE IMPACT. THERE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE, HOWEVER, I TAXIED THE ACFT FOR INSPECTION. THE A&P INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE AND REMOVED THE INSPECTION PLATE AT THE WING ROOT TO CHK FOR TRANSFERRED DAMAGE AND DETERMINED THAT THERE WAS NONE. THE DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO THE SHEET METAL ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE L WING.
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.