NTSB Identification: LAX92LA316.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47375.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 26, 1992 in TURLOCK, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2279Y
Injuries: 4 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 LOADED HIS PASSENGERS IN THE AIRCRAFT FOR A LOCAL AREA FLIGHT AND ATTEMPTED TO START IT; HOWEVER, THE BATTERY DID NOT CONTAIN A SUFFICIENT CHARGE TO ENERGIZE THE STARTER. THE PILOT DECIDED TO HAND PROP THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH WAS NOT TIED DOWN OR CHOCKED. WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP IT BEFORE IT COLLIDED WITH AN ADJACENT PARKED AIRCRAFT.

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

THE PILOTS POOR PLANNING IN NOT PROPERLY SECURING THE AIRCRAFT WITH TIEDOWNS, CHOCKS OR BRAKES PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING TO START THE ENGINE BY HAND PROPPING.

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