NTSB Identification: MKC88LA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36325.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 22, 1988 in COTTON PLANT, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8644H
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 DID NOT ADEQUATELY SECURE THE AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO HAND-PROPPING THE ENGINE. THE ENGINE STARTED AND RESULTED IN THE AIRCRAFT TAXIING WITHOUT A PILOT AT THE CONTROLS. THE PILOT-LESS AIRCRAFT IMPACTED A UTILITY POLE CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT UNATTENDED/ENGINE(S) RUNNING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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