NTSB Identification: FTW88LA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38423.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 08, 1988 in CLEVELAND, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N7317T
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.
THIS ACFT WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AND FLIPPED OVER. THE ACFT'S BATTERY WAS DEAD AND THE PLT HAND PROPPED THE ENG WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF CHOCKS OR AN EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUAL IN THE COCKPIT. THE ENG STARTED AND AS THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO BOARD THE ACFT, THE PASSENGER ADVANCED THE THROTTLE TO KEEP THE ENG FROM STALLING. AS THE ACFT ROLLED ACROSS THE RAMP, THE PASSENGER PANICED AND FURTHER ADVANCED THE THROTTLE. FBO PERSONNEL HAD TOLD THE PLT THAT THEY WOULD GO GET SOME JUMPER CABLES, BUT HE ELECTED NOT TO WAIT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PASSENGER
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