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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sts|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cruisemaster|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time total : 1500|
flight time type : 1100
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : unspecified
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Cleared to land runway 32 sts. Told to turn off taxiway B. Asked destination. Told to monitor 121.9 and taxi. (Ground received in tower out?) right turn to parallel taxiway south to the only access taxiway, then left turn. Must taxi uphill, which may have restr visibility on access. This is a tower non visibility area. Construction in progress, access just repaved, no yellow line. Access taxiway marked on right by several 4 ft high plastic rods, on left by hangars set at 45 degrees. Truck was facing me in right side of taxiway. My wingtip scraped truck, damaged wingtip. When exiting the plane to inspect damage, the driver was standing next to the truck, apparently just arrived while I was avoiding hangar edges on left.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PVT PLT OF A BELLANCA CRUISEMASTER BL14 SCRAPED THE R WINGTIP ON A FUEL TRUCK FACING HIM ON THE SIDE OF THE TXWY. THE WINGTIP RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE.
Narrative: CLRED TO LAND RWY 32 STS. TOLD TO TURN OFF TXWY B. ASKED DEST. TOLD TO MONITOR 121.9 AND TAXI. (GND RECEIVED IN TWR OUT?) R TURN TO PARALLEL TXWY S TO THE ONLY ACCESS TXWY, THEN L TURN. MUST TAXI UPHILL, WHICH MAY HAVE RESTR VISIBILITY ON ACCESS. THIS IS A TWR NON VISIBILITY AREA. CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS, ACCESS JUST REPAVED, NO YELLOW LINE. ACCESS TXWY MARKED ON R BY SEVERAL 4 FT HIGH PLASTIC RODS, ON L BY HANGARS SET AT 45 DEGS. TRUCK WAS FACING ME IN R SIDE OF TXWY. MY WINGTIP SCRAPED TRUCK, DAMAGED WINGTIP. WHEN EXITING THE PLANE TO INSPECT DAMAGE, THE DRIVER WAS STANDING NEXT TO THE TRUCK, APPARENTLY JUST ARRIVED WHILE I WAS AVOIDING HANGAR EDGES ON L.
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.