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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : bkv|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 1020
flight time type : 250
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
|Airport||other physical facility|
While taxiing from a remote runup/tiedown area on the airport, the nosewheel entered a hole (possibly gopher or turtle) located at the edge of the paved taxiway. The nose lowered and the propeller struck the pavement and the nosewheel fairing was damaged. It was at night and even though we made an inspection of this area before taxiing and determine that it was in good condition, the hole went undetected. A more thorough examination of the area may have prevented this incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PA28 TAXIING FROM REMOTE PARKING AREA NOSEWHEEL HIT HOLE, POSSIBLY GOPHER HOLE, RESULTING IN PROP STRIKING THE GND. HAD INSPECTED THE AREA PRIOR TO TAXI. NIGHT CONDITIONS.
Narrative: WHILE TAXIING FROM A REMOTE RUNUP/TIEDOWN AREA ON THE ARPT, THE NOSEWHEEL ENTERED A HOLE (POSSIBLY GOPHER OR TURTLE) LOCATED AT THE EDGE OF THE PAVED TXWY. THE NOSE LOWERED AND THE PROP STRUCK THE PAVEMENT AND THE NOSEWHEEL FAIRING WAS DAMAGED. IT WAS AT NIGHT AND EVEN THOUGH WE MADE AN INSPECTION OF THIS AREA BEFORE TAXIING AND DETERMINE THAT IT WAS IN GOOD CONDITION, THE HOLE WENT UNDETECTED. A MORE THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF THE AREA MAY HAVE PREVENTED THIS INCIDENT.
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.