NTSB Identification: ATL88IA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36665.
Incident occurred Monday, March 14, 1988 in ELIZABETHTON, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/25/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 172B, registration: N7609X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

DUE TO A LOW CHARGE IN THE BATTERY, THE PLT ELECTED TO START THE ENG BY HAND PROPPING, SO HE COULD PROGRAM THE LORAN FOR A LATER FLT. HE BEGAN HAND PROPPING WITH THE TAIL & LEFT WING TIED DOWN. AFTER THE ENG STARTED, THE TIEDOWN FOR THE TAIL PULLED LOOSE & THE ACFT MOVED AROUND THE LEFT WING TIEDOWN. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT HIT A NEARBY FLOATPLANE.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TIE DOWN..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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