NTSB Identification: MKC88LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36677.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 27, 1988 in PINE BLUFF, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: Morane-Saulnier F1-156C, registration: N44FS
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, WHILE HAND-PROPPING THE ACFT FOR A PERSONAL FLT, STARTED THE ENGINE. THE COCKPIT WAS UNATTENDED. HE WAS ASSISTED BY TWO GROUND CREWMEMBERS THAT WERE HOLDING ONTO THE WING STRUTS. AFTER STARTING, THE ENGINE PROGRESSIVELY DEVELOPED MORE POWER, AND THE GROUND CREW WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE ACFT'S FWD MOVEMENT. THE ACFT STRUCK A LIGHT POST, THEN A HANGAR DOOR. ONE GROUND ASSISTANT FELL WHILE TRYING TO RESTRAIN THE ACFT AND SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. THE PLT SAID HE NEGLECTED TO SECURE THE ENGINE'S THROTTLE FRICTION LOCK.

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:

TIE DOWN..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL FRICTION LOCK..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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