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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240994
Last updated: 7 September 2020
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Date:18-JUL-2020
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161
Owner/operator:
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Warrnambool Airport (YWBL), Warrnambool, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Warrnambool Airport, VIC (WMB/YWBL)
Narrative:
The aircraft was taxiing to vacate the runway at Warrnambool Airport, Victoria. As the aircraft vacated the runway, the pilot proceeded towards the fuel bowser and aligned the aircraft on what was thought to be a taxiway guideline for the apron in front of the fuel bowser. As the aircraft slowed, it suddenly veered right and came to a stop. The right wing had contacted the shelter housing the fuel bowser, with further inspection revealing a dent in the leading edge of the wing. The pilot had mistaken the parking limit line for a taxi guideline marking and positioned the aircraft too far to the right, resulting in a collision with the structure as the aircraft approached the bowser.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/occurrence-briefs/2020/aviation/ab-2020-031/


Revision history:

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07-Sep-2020 08:32 Pineapple Added

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