- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 8 December 2016
- Date of occurrence:
- 22 July 2016
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee
- Bidford Gliding & Flying Club, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
Taxied into a parked aircraft, Bidford Gliding & Flying Club, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, 22 July 2016.
Several minutes after start-up, and with both doors open (ie folded down), the pilot looked out of the doors and then began taxiing forward. After travelling about 30 metres the aircraft struck a parked CAP 10 aircraft. Because of the forward blind spot due to the long nose and tail dragger nature of the aircraft, the pilot, on reflection, realized he should have weaved from side to side when taxiing in order to see if the way ahead was clear.
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Published: 8 December 2016
Date of occurrence: 22 July 2016