Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BSVG, 4 September 2013
Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BSVG
Piper PA28 G-BSVG had just landed at Perranporth Airfield and was taxiing along the perimeter track past the hangar when its left wingtip struck the left wingtip of a parked Rockwell Commander (G-BYKB). On impact G-BSVG rotated to the left through approximately 45º and came to a stop. Both aircraft sustained wingtip damage. G-BSVG was shut down and its occupants vacated the aircraft uninjured. The parked aircraft was unoccupied, attached to a ground handling tug and was the only aircraft parked outside the hangar that day. The pilot commented that he considered himself to have been distracted, whilst taxiing, by making a radio call and looking ahead to locate the airfield fuel point. As a result he and his passenger did not notice the close proximity of G-BYKB.
Date of occurrence: 4 September 2013