NTSB Identification: NYC89LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38681.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 09, 1988 in WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: AMERICAN AA-5B, registration: N666GA
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 PLT SAID THAT THE BATTERY RAN LOW WHILE HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO START HIS ACFT. HE SAID HE HAND-PROPPED THE ENG FOR SEVERAL MINUTES AND WHEN HE BECAME FATIGUED, THE PASSENGER, WHO IS ALSO A PILOT, BEGAN TO HAND PROP THE ENG. WHEN THE PASSENGER TURNED THE PROP TO POSITION IT HORIZONTALLY, THE ENG FIRED AND THE PROP STRUCK THE PASSENGER.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PASSENGER

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PASSENGER

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

Index for Oct1988 | Index of months