NTSB Identification: LAX90LA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43592.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 20, 1990 in SANTA ANA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/23/1992
Aircraft: BELLANCA BL26, registration: N4034B
Injuries: 2 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 REPORTED THAT DURING THE PREFLIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT HE DISCOVERED THAT THE BATTERY WAS DEAD. THE PILOT SAID THAT HE SET THE BRAKES AND THEN BEGAN TO HAND PROP THE AIRCRAFT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE AN ENGINE START. THE ENGINE STARTED AND REPORTEDLY WENT TO A HIGH POWER SETTING. THE AIRCRAFT JUMPED THE CHOCKS AND COLLIDED WITH A PARKED AIRCRAFT, A LIGHT POLE AND THEN A FENCE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S USE OF AN IMPROPER STARTING TECHNIQUE.
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