DH82A Tiger Moth, G-AKUE and Cessna 152, G-BMTB
After clearing the runway and confirming that there were no obstructions in the aircraft’s path, the pilot of G-AKUE taxied towards the apron. As he approached the apron, the pilot became aware of the presence of another aircraft a short distance in front of him, so he switched off the engine in an effort to stop his aircraft. The Tiger Moth, which is not fitted with wheel brakes, continued to roll forward and its propeller struck the right aileron of G-BMTB. The occupants of both aircraft were uninjured. The pilot of G-AKUE attributed the accident to a combination of the restricted forward visibility from the Tiger Moth on the ground and confirming that his aircraft’s path remained clear of obstructions too late to prevent the collision.
Published 10 December 2014