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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ccr.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ccr.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 2.3|
flight time total : 297.1
flight time type : 297.1
|Anomaly||ground encounters other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
After receiving instructions to taxi, I pulled forward and checked the brakes. I then started a left turn toward the ramp. Checked right wingtip for clearance, then left wingtip, then right again. At that time, the left wingtip impacted the spinner of the aircraft to my immediate left. There was no apparent damage to the spinner, but there is a dent in the leading edge of the left wing of my aircraft. This was a rental and I immediately reported it to the FBO. I'm waiting to hear the damage results.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PIPER PLT HIT ADJACENT ACFT WITH WINGTIP ON TAXI.
Narrative: AFTER RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS TO TAXI, I PULLED FORWARD AND CHKED THE BRAKES. I THEN STARTED A L TURN TOWARD THE RAMP. CHKED R WINGTIP FOR CLRNC, THEN L WINGTIP, THEN R AGAIN. AT THAT TIME, THE L WINGTIP IMPACTED THE SPINNER OF THE ACFT TO MY IMMEDIATE L. THERE WAS NO APPARENT DAMAGE TO THE SPINNER, BUT THERE IS A DENT IN THE LEADING EDGE OF THE L WING OF MY ACFT. THIS WAS A RENTAL AND I IMMEDIATELY RPTED IT TO THE FBO. I'M WAITING TO HEAR THE DAMAGE RESULTS.
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.