Date: March 08, 2008 Stuart, FL
Aircraft Type: Cessna 525B N400GG
Narrative: The first officer had updated the Jepson Database and in the process had pulled the brake circuit breaker to keep the brake hydraulic motor from continuously cycling. This circuit breaker was missed when the airplane was restored to normal operating condition. Clearance was received and the pilot in command began taxiing.
The first officer started to program the flight management system. There was a strong gusty wind from the left. They had to make a 90-degee right turn to join the taxiway. The pilot in command made some comment about the brakes. The first officer looked up and they were headed toward and struck a parked unoccupied airplane on the opposite side of the taxiway.
Death/Injury: No injuries
Remarks: According to both crew members with the direction of the wind, nose steering alone was not enough to turn the airplane onto the taxiway. Brakes were needed but there were no brakes, and emergency brakes were not used.