NTSB Identification: BFO88LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36063.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 06, 1988 in PETERSBURG, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N313AC
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 PLT HAND-PROPPED THE ENGINE WHEN HE WAS UNABLE TO START IT USING THE STARTER. THE ACFT HAD JUST BEEN REFUELED AND IT WAS STANDING NEXT TO THE FUEL PUMPS. THE PLT PUSHED THE ACFT AWAY FROM THE PUMPS BEFORE HE TRIED TO HAND-PROP IT. AFTER THE THIRD HAND-PROP ATTEMPT THE ENGINE STARTED. AS HE TRIED TO BOARD THE ACFT IT MOVED FORWARD AND HE WAS KNOCKED DOWN BY THE LANDING GEAR. THE ACFT MOVED AHEAD UNTIL IT STRUCK A PIPER ARROW THAT WAS STANDING NEXT TO THE FUEL PUMPS.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..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

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