Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior III, G-WARU, 11 April 2011

Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior III, G-WARU


The Warrior was taxiing to a parking area when it encountered another aircraft taxiing towards it. The pilot of the Warrior turned left onto another taxiway which also led to the intended parking area. The width of this taxiway was reduced by fixed-wing aircraft parked on the right with their nosewheels on the taxiway and three helicopters parked on the left with both skids on the taxiway. Whilst attempting to taxi through the line of aircraft the Warrior’s left wingtip struck a parked R22 helicopter. The pilot informed the Tower and shut the aircraft down. He then measured the wingspan of the Warrior as being 10 paces and the gap, 11 paces.

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Published 10 December 2014