Piper PA-28-181, G-BPTE
The aircraft struck two fire tenders while taxiing away from a fuel installation. The pilot judged that he had allowed insufficient space to manoeuvre the aircraft safely and the investigation revealed no evidence to contradict his assessment. Both fire tenders were blocked until the aircraft could be removed, but the airfield Rescue and Fire Fighting Service and the CAA both concluded that it would be impractical to change fire tender parking arrangements to ensure that at least one fire tender was always available without adversely affecting response time.
Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II, G-BPTE.pdf (248.38 kb)