Incident on 11/28/2016 12:00:00 AM in Salinas, CA
Tail Number: N22AF
Aircraft Type: CESSNA 560
Serial Number: 560-0129
Visibility: 10 statute miles
Wind Velocity: 5 knots
Wind Gusts: knots
Sky Condition: NONE at feet
Total Injuries: 0
Total Fatal Injuries: 0
NTSB No.: GAA17IA083
On November 28, 2016, at 2030 Pacific standard time, after landing and after transitioning from taxiway Foxtrot to a taxilane, a Cessna 560 airplane, N22AF, struck a helicopter, N530PJ, that was parked in a non-movement area at Salinas Municipal Airport, Salinas, California. The airplane sustained minor damage to the right-wing tip and the pilot was not injured, but the helicopter required major repair. The airplane was registered to Bill Massa Company Incorporated, Salinas, California, and operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a night, visual flight rules flight. The flight originated from Salinas, California and had returned to Salinas.
According to the pilot, he landed the airplane and taxied to his hangar. The pilot reported that he utilized taxiway Foxtrot and had made a right turn into the transient parking area heading southeast, via the taxilane. He recalled that he was concerned with remaining a safe distance from an airplane that was parked on the left side of the taxilane, and turned the airplane to the right, away from the taxilane centerline, and the airplane's right wing struck a helicopter that was parked on the right side of the taxilane.
Federal Aviation Administration, Advisory Circular 150/5300A, Airport Design, page 124, Table 4-1 Design standards based on Airplane Design Group (ADG), denotes that Salinas Municipal Airport is a Category B-II airport. B-II design standards denote a 57-foot, 5 inch Taxilane Object Free Area (TOFA), on either side of the taxilane centerline.
The airplane that the pilot attempted to avoid was parked on the left side of the taxilane centerline within the limits of the TOFA. The airport manager had authorized aircraft parking within the area of the TOFA.