On November 22, 2001, approximately 1430 central standard time, a Piper J3C-65, N1938C and a Beech BE-35C, N1837D had a ground collision on a taxiway at the Paris-Cox Field, Paris, Texas. Each aircraft was owned by the pilot and operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, respectively. The private pilot in each aircraft did not receive injuries, and each aircraft sustained substantial damage. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flights, and flight plans were not filed. The origination airport for the Piper has not been determined, and the Beech was taxiing for departure. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot had landed the Piper and was taxiing the airplane to parking. The pilot of the Beech was taxiing the airplane for departure, when he observed the Piper airplane taxiing inbound on the taxiway, and stopped the Beech along the edge of the taxiway. The engine of the Beech airplane was operating at idle power. The Piper crossed the centerline of the taxiway and taxied onto the side of the taxiway where the Beech was stopped. The propeller of the Piper struck the leading edge of the left wing of the Beech. The leading edge metal and forward portions of the wing ribs were destroyed on the Beech. The propeller of the Beech struck the leading edge of the left wing of the Piper. The fabric, ribs, and stringers outboard of the wing strut were destroyed on the left wing of the Piper.
Numerous attempts to obtain a completed Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2) from the pilot of the Piper were unsuccessful.