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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : 1v6.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 404 Titan|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||oversight : supervisor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 1450
flight time type : 150
|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|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Taxiing my aircraft (C404) through a tight area on the ramp at the airport of incident (IV6) fremont county airport in canon city, co, I struck the left wingtip on a vertical pole supporting the awning over the terminal building. I feel the problem and contributing factors to the incident were the pressure the pilots feel for on-time performance navigating freight. Time is everything in this business. The pressure to move in and out of the airport is definitely felt. The awning at this airport sticks out into the taxiway/ramp area 5-6 ft farther than the other hangars and buildings. The importance of a controled taxi speed in all ramp and taxiway areas to prevent this occurrence again, I will taxi slower and more controled from here on out. I hope that other pilots will read this and learn from this experience. Learning from others is less painful than learning from your own mistakes.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C404 SINGLE PLT TAXIED TOO FAST AT IV6 AND IMPACTED A POLE WITH HIS L WINGTIP.
Narrative: TAXIING MY ACFT (C404) THROUGH A TIGHT AREA ON THE RAMP AT THE ARPT OF INCIDENT (IV6) FREMONT COUNTY ARPT IN CANON CITY, CO, I STRUCK THE L WINGTIP ON A VERT POLE SUPPORTING THE AWNING OVER THE TERMINAL BUILDING. I FEEL THE PROB AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO THE INCIDENT WERE THE PRESSURE THE PLTS FEEL FOR ON-TIME PERFORMANCE NAVING FREIGHT. TIME IS EVERYTHING IN THIS BUSINESS. THE PRESSURE TO MOVE IN AND OUT OF THE ARPT IS DEFINITELY FELT. THE AWNING AT THIS ARPT STICKS OUT INTO THE TXWY/RAMP AREA 5-6 FT FARTHER THAN THE OTHER HANGARS AND BUILDINGS. THE IMPORTANCE OF A CTLED TAXI SPD IN ALL RAMP AND TXWY AREAS TO PREVENT THIS OCCURRENCE AGAIN, I WILL TAXI SLOWER AND MORE CTLED FROM HERE ON OUT. I HOPE THAT OTHER PLTS WILL READ THIS AND LEARN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE. LEARNING FROM OTHERS IS LESS PAINFUL THAN LEARNING FROM YOUR OWN MISTAKES.
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.