NTSB Identification: NYC88LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38600.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1988 in RUTLAND, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: BEECH 23, registration: N8722M
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.
PRIOR TO LEAVING THE AIRCRAFT TO HAND PROP THE ENGINE, THE PILOT CHECKED THE THROTTLE SETTING AND SET THE BRAKES. HE TOLD HIS PASSENGER (HIS WIFE) TO PULL BACK ON THE THROTTLE WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED, HOWEVER SHE WAS UNABLE TO DO SO AND THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN MOVING, TURNED RIGHT AND COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT SLIPPED AND WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STARTING PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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