Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2008 Issue

July 20, 2008, San Jose, Calif., Cessna TR182/Extra EA 300/L

The two aircraft collided on the ground at about 1530 Pacific time. There were no injuries. The Extra sustained minor damage, and the Cessna sustained substantial damage to its tail section. Visual conditions prevailed. After landing and exiting at Delta taxiway, ATC directed the Cessna pilot to hold short of taxiway Zulu. The pilot then received clearance to taxi to parking via taxiway Zulu. While reading back the clearance, the pilot felt the airplane "jump and shutter" and saw debris fly from behind him into his propeller.

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