LAX08LA146A
LAX08LA146A

On May 17, 2008, about 1220 Pacific daylight time, a Travel Air 4000, N3945, collided with a Cessna P206A, N4638F, on the ground at Hollister Municipal Airport, Hollister, California. The Travel Air was taxiing in after landing on runway 31, and the Cessna P206A was standing with its engine operating on the ramp. There were no injuries to the commercial pilot, the sole occupant of the Travel Air, or to the commercial pilot and five passengers in the Cessna. Both airplanes were being operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plans had been filed by either pilot.

According to the pilot of the Travel Air, he taxied off of runway 31 onto taxiway B at the non-towered airport. As he taxied toward the airport parking ramp, he started a clearing "S" turn and observed the Cessna P206A directly in front of him. He turned hard to the left, but the outer 2 feet of the Travel Air's lower right wing passed through the propeller arc of the Cessna. A piece of the Travel Air's lower right wing was cut off.

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