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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Fighter|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 29.4|
flight time total : 164.3
flight time type : 68.4
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
ground encounters : vehicle
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 started engine of a yak-52TW at the gas pumps on the ramp of the crete municipal airport (cek). As I started easing away from the gas pumps I taxied forward into a tug parked close to the pumps, shattering the wood 3-BLADE composite propeller, but not stopping the engine or doing other damage to the aircraft. This is a tailwheel aircraft with a large (400 hp) radial engine with no forward visibility and I had forgotten about the tug's proximity. I was preoccupied with monitoring engine gauges as the engine warmed and had not yet begun s-turning that close to the gas pumps. The tug just slipped my mind. No damage was done to the tug.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A YAK 52 PLT RUNS HIS PROP INTO A PARKED TUG AS HE WAS LEAVING THE FUELING AREA AT CEK, NE.
Narrative: I STARTED ENG OF A YAK-52TW AT THE GAS PUMPS ON THE RAMP OF THE CRETE MUNICIPAL ARPT (CEK). AS I STARTED EASING AWAY FROM THE GAS PUMPS I TAXIED FORWARD INTO A TUG PARKED CLOSE TO THE PUMPS, SHATTERING THE WOOD 3-BLADE COMPOSITE PROP, BUT NOT STOPPING THE ENG OR DOING OTHER DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. THIS IS A TAILWHEEL ACFT WITH A LARGE (400 HP) RADIAL ENG WITH NO FORWARD VISIBILITY AND I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE TUG'S PROX. I WAS PREOCCUPIED WITH MONITORING ENG GAUGES AS THE ENG WARMED AND HAD NOT YET BEGUN S-TURNING THAT CLOSE TO THE GAS PUMPS. THE TUG JUST SLIPPED MY MIND. NO DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE TUG.
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.