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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : syr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 300|
flight time total : 4000
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
none taken : anomaly accepted
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
|Airport||procedure or policy : unspecified|
Positioned aircraft at security deplaning area. Shutdown inboard engine. Deplaned passenger. Restarted to repos aircraft to gate area. Turning radius on aircraft limited due to manual steering and wet ramp area. Wingtip clipped terminal window. Shutdown aircraft and tug/tow bar used to relocate aircraft. Aircraft suffered minor damage (broken lens cap) emergency crews removed remainder of window to free aircraft. Lack of real guidance, ie, a lead in taxi line, for proper spacing would be of great assistance and should avoid future occurrences. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: aircraft taxi in close because bringing passenger from non screened airports to secure area for boarding connecting flts. Want them to pass through security check. Incident has caused institution of new procedures. Now have taxi line painted on surface plus ground crew guidance. Much more comfortable situation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACFT WINGTIP BROKE TERMINAL WINDOW.
Narrative: POSITIONED ACFT AT SECURITY DEPLANING AREA. SHUTDOWN INBOARD ENG. DEPLANED PAX. RESTARTED TO REPOS ACFT TO GATE AREA. TURNING RADIUS ON ACFT LIMITED DUE TO MANUAL STEERING AND WET RAMP AREA. WINGTIP CLIPPED TERMINAL WINDOW. SHUTDOWN ACFT AND TUG/TOW BAR USED TO RELOCATE ACFT. ACFT SUFFERED MINOR DAMAGE (BROKEN LENS CAP) EMER CREWS REMOVED REMAINDER OF WINDOW TO FREE ACFT. LACK OF REAL GUIDANCE, IE, A LEAD IN TAXI LINE, FOR PROPER SPACING WOULD BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE AND SHOULD AVOID FUTURE OCCURRENCES. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: ACFT TAXI IN CLOSE BECAUSE BRINGING PAX FROM NON SCREENED ARPTS TO SECURE AREA FOR BOARDING CONNECTING FLTS. WANT THEM TO PASS THROUGH SECURITY CHK. INCIDENT HAS CAUSED INSTITUTION OF NEW PROCS. NOW HAVE TAXI LINE PAINTED ON SURFACE PLUS GND CREW GUIDANCE. MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE SITUATION.
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.