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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : myr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : agc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 225|
flight time total : 7400
flight time type : 900
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Following de-icing of the aircraft, while the aircraft was parked with engines shutdown, the de-icing unit hit the horizontal stabilizer on the right side of the aircraft when the driver was pulling away. The unit hit the aircraft forcefully, throwing the driver out of the vehicle. The vehicle continued to ram into the stabilizer for approximately 10 seconds until the driver was able to climb back in and regain control. Substantial damage was sustained on the outer portion of the right horizontal stabilizer. The flight was cancelled and the passengers deplaned. Maintenance personnel were flown in to inspect and repair the aircraft. Note: the de-icing was accomplished by only one man, contributing to the likelihood of a mistake.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR MLG DAMAGED WHEN STRUCK BY DEICING VEHICLE AT RAMP.
Narrative: FOLLOWING DE-ICING OF THE ACFT, WHILE THE ACFT WAS PARKED WITH ENGINES SHUTDOWN, THE DE-ICING UNIT HIT THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACFT WHEN THE DRIVER WAS PULLING AWAY. THE UNIT HIT THE ACFT FORCEFULLY, THROWING THE DRIVER OUT OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO RAM INTO THE STABILIZER FOR APPROX 10 SECONDS UNTIL THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO CLIMB BACK IN AND REGAIN CTL. SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED ON THE OUTER PORTION OF THE RIGHT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER. THE FLT WAS CANCELLED AND THE PASSENGERS DEPLANED. MAINT PERSONNEL WERE FLOWN IN TO INSPECT AND REPAIR THE ACFT. NOTE: THE DE-ICING WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY ONLY ONE MAN, CONTRIBUTING TO THE LIKELIHOOD OF A MISTAKE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.