NTSB Identification: CHI96LA354.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 29, 1996 in DELAVAN, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 172L, registration: N7216Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was unable to start the airplane so he set the parking brake and hand-propped the engine. The unoccupied airplane started, traveled off the ramp and collide with a fence and a ditch prior to coming to rest on the shoulder of a highway. The pilot did not use chocks.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's failure to assure the airplane was properly secured prior to hand-propping the engine.

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