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|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : zzzz.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 32|
flight time total : 1500
flight time type : 1500
|Anomaly||ground encounters other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I had made an appointment with my mechanic to perform some maintenance on my aircraft. I obtained taxi instructions from ground control and proceeded to taxi at 1000 RPM from my tie-down spot on the west side of the airport to the east side of the airport. I exited the controled taxiway and proceeded to taxi on the centerline to my mechanic's hangar. I noticed the new hangar construction on my left; but held the centerline. 1/2 way to the turn to my mechanic's hangar; I contacted my left wing about 1 ft from the tip. The force pivoted the aircraft to the left causing the propeller to contact some construction material on the ground. There were no flags or cones on the crane. When a crane or other object is in the way that will not allow an aircraft to pass safely; there should be construction personnel waving the aircraft away.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C172 ON A TXWY CTRLINE STRUCK AN UNMARKED; UNFLAGGED CONSTRUCTION CRANE WITH ITS L WINGTIP. THE PROP SUBSEQUENTLY STRUCK SOME GND DEBRIS.
Narrative: I HAD MADE AN APPOINTMENT WITH MY MECH TO PERFORM SOME MAINT ON MY ACFT. I OBTAINED TAXI INSTRUCTIONS FROM GND CTL AND PROCEEDED TO TAXI AT 1000 RPM FROM MY TIE-DOWN SPOT ON THE W SIDE OF THE ARPT TO THE E SIDE OF THE ARPT. I EXITED THE CTLED TXWY AND PROCEEDED TO TAXI ON THE CTRLINE TO MY MECH'S HANGAR. I NOTICED THE NEW HANGAR CONSTRUCTION ON MY L; BUT HELD THE CTRLINE. 1/2 WAY TO THE TURN TO MY MECH'S HANGAR; I CONTACTED MY L WING ABOUT 1 FT FROM THE TIP. THE FORCE PIVOTED THE ACFT TO THE L CAUSING THE PROP TO CONTACT SOME CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL ON THE GND. THERE WERE NO FLAGS OR CONES ON THE CRANE. WHEN A CRANE OR OTHER OBJECT IS IN THE WAY THAT WILL NOT ALLOW AN ACFT TO PASS SAFELY; THERE SHOULD BE CONSTRUCTION PERSONNEL WAVING THE ACFT AWAY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 2009 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.