NTSB Identification: CHI88LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35865.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 14, 1988 in MANKATO, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N713LS
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 ATTEMPTING TO START THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE BUT THE STARTER WOULD NOT ENGAGE. THE PILOT THEN TURNED THE MASTER SWITCH OFF, LEAVING THE AIRCRAFT MAGNETOS AND MIXTURE ON, AND LEFT THE AIRCRAFT TO ATTEMPT TO REPOSITION THE FLY WHEEL BY TURNING THE PROPELLER. THE PILOT ROTATED THE PROPELLER CLOCKWISE AND THE ENGINE FIRED. AS THE ENGINE GAINED RPM'S THE AIRCRAFT STARTED MOVING AND ROLLED INTO A NEARBY HANGAR SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE AIRCRAFT.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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