AAIB investigation to Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, G-BVYP

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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Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, G-BVYP 12-16

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Published 8 December 2016