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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ack.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Bonanza 36|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 1800
flight time type : 1600
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
ground encounters other
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I landed at nantucket airport, taxied onto the ramp and was told to follow a van to the tie-down. He apparently told me to go in a certain spot. I didn't hear him, but also didn't see a location I considered wide enough. After I passed that location, I was told to make a 180 degree turn. At that point, to make a turn, the aircraft would have been on an incline and I thought the wing would hit the ground. So he told me to follow him after I refused the 180 degree turn. My right wing was very close to the parked aircraft. As I taxied, I felt a bump and thought my wheel ran over something. However, when I went to pick up the plane later, I was told there might be damage. The plastic covering the lights on the left wingtip was broken. I had hit a fire extinguisher cabinet. The aircraft did not sustain rptable damage.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BE36 PLT WAS DIRECTED INTO A PARKING AREA BY THE UNICOM OPERATOR AND FBO PERSON THAT WAS TOO TIGHT FOR THE ACFT. THE ACFT WINGTIP HIT A GND EQUIP CABINET.
Narrative: I LANDED AT NANTUCKET ARPT, TAXIED ONTO THE RAMP AND WAS TOLD TO FOLLOW A VAN TO THE TIE-DOWN. HE APPARENTLY TOLD ME TO GO IN A CERTAIN SPOT. I DIDN'T HEAR HIM, BUT ALSO DIDN'T SEE A LOCATION I CONSIDERED WIDE ENOUGH. AFTER I PASSED THAT LOCATION, I WAS TOLD TO MAKE A 180 DEG TURN. AT THAT POINT, TO MAKE A TURN, THE ACFT WOULD HAVE BEEN ON AN INCLINE AND I THOUGHT THE WING WOULD HIT THE GND. SO HE TOLD ME TO FOLLOW HIM AFTER I REFUSED THE 180 DEG TURN. MY R WING WAS VERY CLOSE TO THE PARKED ACFT. AS I TAXIED, I FELT A BUMP AND THOUGHT MY WHEEL RAN OVER SOMETHING. HOWEVER, WHEN I WENT TO PICK UP THE PLANE LATER, I WAS TOLD THERE MIGHT BE DAMAGE. THE PLASTIC COVERING THE LIGHTS ON THE L WINGTIP WAS BROKEN. I HAD HIT A FIRE EXTINGUISHER CABINET. THE ACFT DID NOT SUSTAIN RPTABLE DAMAGE.
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.