NTSB Identification: CHI88LA089.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35509.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 27, 1988 in MUNCIE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N7725D
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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.

WHEN THE PILOT FOUND THAT THE BATTERY WOULD NOT START THE AIRCRAFT, HE ELECTED TO HAND START IT. HIS WIFE, A NON-PILOT PASSENGER, WAS IN THE AIRCRAFT WHEN IT STARTED. SHE ATTEMPTED TO CLOSE THE THROTTLE, HOWEVER OPENED IT AND THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO MOVE FORWARD. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO REENTER THE MOVING AIRCRAFT AND IT STRUCK A HANGAR AND SPUN AROUND BEFORE COMING TO A STOP.

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:

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..UNQUALIFIED PERSON

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

TIE DOWN..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..OUTPUT LOW


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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