After landing, the pilot was manoeuvring his aircraft in the parking area when the right wingtip fuel tank collided with a parked aircraft. The fuel tank was ruptured in the collision and a small fire erupted which was quickly extinguished with portable fire extinguishers. The pilot subsequently reported that, though the area was restricted, there was sufficient room to manoeuvre but he had misjudged the distance between the two aircraft.
|Date:||08 December 1998||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Release date:||21 July 1999||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Williamtown NSW|