NTSB Identification: MIA89LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38118.
Accident occurred Friday, December 16, 1988 in VENICE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N4419L
Injuries: 2 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 EXPERIENCED DIFFICULTY WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO START THE ENG WITH A LESS THAN FULLY-CHARGED BATTERY. THE FORMER NAVY PLT EXITED THE ACFT, LEAVING HIS NONPLT PAX ABOARD, AND THE MAG SWITCH 'ON'. HE ATTEMPTED TO SLOWLY PULL THE PROP THRU COMPRESSION STROKE BY HAND. HE HAD JUST BARELY ROTATED THE PROP WHEN THE ENG STARTED. THE PLT JUMPED CLEAR & WATCHED AS HIS ACFT MOVED ACROSS THE RAMP & COLLIDED WITH THE TAIL OF A PARKED AND UNOCCUPIED C-310. THE PLT LATER STATED THAT TO PRECLUDE A SIMILIAR ACCIDENT FROM OCCURRING IN THE FUTURE, HE WOULD EITHER HAVE A COMPETENT PERSON AT THE CONTROLS APPLYING THE BRAKES, OR HE WOULD SECURE THE TAIL &/OR CHOCK THE WHEELS.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PARKING BRAKES..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TIE DOWN..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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