NTSB Identification: SEA88LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37267.
Accident occurred Friday, July 22, 1988 in EPHRATA, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: AERONCA 65-LB, registration: N33713
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 SET THE PARKING BRAKE, THEN HAND-PROPPED THE AIRCRAFT. HE DID NOT TIE THE AIRCRAFT DOWN NOR WAS IT CHOCKED. ALSO, HE MOMENTARILY LEFT THE AIRCRAFT UNATTENDED; AT THAT TIME, IT BEGAN MOVING & SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH A PARKED AIRCRAFT.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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