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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : rsw|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
ground : parked
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 3800
flight time type : 1400
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 0|
vertical : 0
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Returned to airport, found our aircraft had not been moved. We fueled and performed preflight for departure. Went inside FBO for expected 2 hour wait for passenger. Line man came inside and said that the small transport Y beside us had paint which matched ours on the wing tip and he could not see were our aircraft was damaged. We inspected our aircraft and found scraped paint on our tail cone, just below the rudder. No structural damage, just missing paint. Had broken navigation lens cover and slight dents on the wing tip, plus our 'blue stripes.' called other pilot who had departed the airport and when he returned, he stated he didn't think he hit us or he wouldn't have left. When he inspected both aircraft, he stated that he had to have done it and stated his regrets for the occurrence. Field operations (the fire department) filed a report with the FAA. We have touched up our paint and inspected the entire tail section of our aircraft. No further damage found. I roughly measured the space between our aircraft and the one behind us (the space the small transport tried to go through), and it was about 8' less than the small transport's wing span. This discounts the fact that the small transport wing could go over about 6-7' of the smaller aircraft's nose. No lineman helped him try to get through the hole. The FBO owner said she saw him reverse propellers several times going back and forth to get between the aircraft. It suggest 1) wing walkers or 2) park elsewhere.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA-SMT TAXIING TO PARKING AREA HIT TAIL OF GA-LTT PARKED AT ADJACENT SPOT.
Narrative: RETURNED TO ARPT, FOUND OUR ACFT HAD NOT BEEN MOVED. WE FUELED AND PERFORMED PREFLT FOR DEP. WENT INSIDE FBO FOR EXPECTED 2 HR WAIT FOR PAX. LINE MAN CAME INSIDE AND SAID THAT THE SMT Y BESIDE US HAD PAINT WHICH MATCHED OURS ON THE WING TIP AND HE COULD NOT SEE WERE OUR ACFT WAS DAMAGED. WE INSPECTED OUR ACFT AND FOUND SCRAPED PAINT ON OUR TAIL CONE, JUST BELOW THE RUDDER. NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE, JUST MISSING PAINT. HAD BROKEN NAV LENS COVER AND SLIGHT DENTS ON THE WING TIP, PLUS OUR 'BLUE STRIPES.' CALLED OTHER PLT WHO HAD DEPARTED THE ARPT AND WHEN HE RETURNED, HE STATED HE DIDN'T THINK HE HIT US OR HE WOULDN'T HAVE LEFT. WHEN HE INSPECTED BOTH ACFT, HE STATED THAT HE HAD TO HAVE DONE IT AND STATED HIS REGRETS FOR THE OCCURRENCE. FIELD OPS (THE FIRE DEPT) FILED A RPT WITH THE FAA. WE HAVE TOUCHED UP OUR PAINT AND INSPECTED THE ENTIRE TAIL SECTION OF OUR ACFT. NO FURTHER DAMAGE FOUND. I ROUGHLY MEASURED THE SPACE BTWN OUR ACFT AND THE ONE BEHIND US (THE SPACE THE SMT TRIED TO GO THROUGH), AND IT WAS ABOUT 8' LESS THAN THE SMT'S WING SPAN. THIS DISCOUNTS THE FACT THAT THE SMT WING COULD GO OVER ABOUT 6-7' OF THE SMALLER ACFT'S NOSE. NO LINEMAN HELPED HIM TRY TO GET THROUGH THE HOLE. THE FBO OWNER SAID SHE SAW HIM REVERSE PROPS SEVERAL TIMES GOING BACK AND FORTH TO GET BTWN THE ACFT. IT SUGGEST 1) WING WALKERS OR 2) PARK ELSEWHERE.
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.