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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : cge|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 60
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After flying from esn to cge, md, a flight of approximately 15 mins in cavu WX, I landed at cge on runway 16. After slowing and turning off the runway I started to the hangar where the aircraft is kept. While turning to taxi between a row of aircraft my right wingtip contacted the vertical stabilizer of an small aircraft. A very small dent in the leading edge of my aircraft was the result of damage to my aircraft, while a bend in the vertical stabilizer occurred on the small aircraft. I notified the owner of the small aircraft and we made arrangements to have it repaired. The aircraft that I was in, small transport, was repaired on the spot by pressing the dent out. The wing on the small transport is very long and the tip is very hard to judge. Habit in turning the same corner was partly to blame and overconfidence in my ability also contributed.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: TAXIING TO HANGAR AFTER LNDG SMT HIT THE TAIL OF PARKED SMA.
Narrative: AFTER FLYING FROM ESN TO CGE, MD, A FLT OF APPROX 15 MINS IN CAVU WX, I LANDED AT CGE ON RWY 16. AFTER SLOWING AND TURNING OFF THE RWY I STARTED TO THE HANGAR WHERE THE ACFT IS KEPT. WHILE TURNING TO TAXI BTWN A ROW OF ACFT MY RIGHT WINGTIP CONTACTED THE VERT STAB OF AN SMA. A VERY SMALL DENT IN THE LEADING EDGE OF MY ACFT WAS THE RESULT OF DAMAGE TO MY ACFT, WHILE A BEND IN THE VERT STAB OCCURRED ON THE SMA. I NOTIFIED THE OWNER OF THE SMA AND WE MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE IT REPAIRED. THE ACFT THAT I WAS IN, SMT, WAS REPAIRED ON THE SPOT BY PRESSING THE DENT OUT. THE WING ON THE SMT IS VERY LONG AND THE TIP IS VERY HARD TO JUDGE. HABIT IN TURNING THE SAME CORNER WAS PARTLY TO BLAME AND OVERCONFIDENCE IN MY ABILITY ALSO CONTRIBUTED.
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.