NTSB Identification: DEN89LA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38217.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 13, 1988 in CARRIZOZO, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12D, registration: N43603
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PRIVATE PLT SAID HIS TAYLORCRAFT WAS SECURED TO THE RAMP BY 3 CHAINS. HE TRIED TO HAND START THE ENGINE, WITH NO ONE AT THE CONTROLS, AND THE THROTTLE FULL OPEN. THE ENGINE STARTED, THE ACFT BROKE THE RIGHT WING TIE DOWN RING, AND STRAIGHTENED AN 'S' HOOK ATTACHED TO THE LEFT WING. THE TAIL WHEEL CHAIN WAS WRAPPED AROUND THE TAIL WHEEL AND IT UNWRAPPED, RELEASING THE ACFT. IT BEGAN TO MOVE IN TIGHT LEFT CIRCLES. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO BOARD THE ACFT, BUT HE WAS KNOCKED DOWN. THE LEFT MAIN WHEEL PASSED OVER HIS LEFT LEG, BROKE IT, AND LEFT HIM LYING ON THE RAMP UNABLE TO STAND. THE ACFT CAME BACK TO THE PLT SEVERAL TIMES IN THE NEXT 10 MINUTES. THE PLT ROLLED AWAY TO AVOID FURTHER INJURY. THE ACFT STRUCK A PARKED AUTO, LEFT THE RAMP, HIT A VASI LIGHT, STRUCK A CULVERT, AND NOSED DOWN.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER..OPEN

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

TIE DOWN..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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