NTSB Identification: MKC88LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36496.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 09, 1988 in TEXARKANA, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182RG, registration: N756FF
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 PIC CLAIMED HE WAS UNABLE TO START THE AIRCRAFT NORMALLY. HE SAID HE COULDN'T REMEMBER IF HE PROPERLY SECURED THE ACFT BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO PROP START. AS HE PULLED THE PROPELLER THROUGH, THE ACFT ENG REVVED UP TO A HIGH RPM. THE PIC CLAIMED THERE WAS A DEAD SPOT IN THE STARTER PREVENTING HIM FROM ACCOMPLISHING A NRML START. WITNESSES STATED THEY OBSRVD THE ACFT ROLL RAPIDLY FORWARD, NARROWLY MISSING A LRGE TURBOPROP ACFT AND A FUEL TRUCK, BEFORE HITTING A TREE WHICH RIPPED OFF ONE WING. POST ACCIDENT INSP OF THE ACFT SYSTEMS REVEALED NO MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY. THE PIC WAS EARLIER OBSERVED BY A CFI AT THE ADDISON, TX, ARPT PERFORMING THE SAME STARTING PROCEDURE. THE PIC GAVE NO REASON FOR NOT SEEKING MAINTENANCE ASSISTANCE TO CORRECT THE STARTER PROBLEM.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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