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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : opf.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : opf.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
ground other : parking
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 32|
flight time total : 600
flight time type : 410
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
ground encounters other
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
On ground at opf parking at the FBO. Airplane was in idle taxi making right turn to park at tie-down adjacent to an 8 ft fence. Right wingtip slightly impacted top of fence post leaving a 4 inch dent by 1/4 inch deep in sheet metal on right wingtip. Upon review of airplane's documents after the incident was properly reported to all appropriate auths, it was discovered that the transponder and pitot static system inspections were expired by 10 days. Future corrective actions to be taken are to not taxi near fences, and shut down engine and hand push airplane to tie-down. Also to inspect required inspections of airplane prior to each flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C172 PLT HIT A FENCE POST WHILE PARKING. DURING THE INVESTIGATION THE XPONDER AND PITOT STATIC INSPECTION WERE FOUND OUT-OF-DATE.
Narrative: ON GND AT OPF PARKING AT THE FBO. AIRPLANE WAS IN IDLE TAXI MAKING R TURN TO PARK AT TIE-DOWN ADJACENT TO AN 8 FT FENCE. R WINGTIP SLIGHTLY IMPACTED TOP OF FENCE POST LEAVING A 4 INCH DENT BY 1/4 INCH DEEP IN SHEET METAL ON R WINGTIP. UPON REVIEW OF AIRPLANE'S DOCUMENTS AFTER THE INCIDENT WAS PROPERLY RPTED TO ALL APPROPRIATE AUTHS, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE XPONDER AND PITOT STATIC SYS INSPECTIONS WERE EXPIRED BY 10 DAYS. FUTURE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN ARE TO NOT TAXI NEAR FENCES, AND SHUT DOWN ENG AND HAND PUSH AIRPLANE TO TIE-DOWN. ALSO TO INSPECT REQUIRED INSPECTIONS OF AIRPLANE PRIOR TO EACH FLT.
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.