NTSB Identification: FTW89LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42183.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 06, 1989 in LAMPASAS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/22/1992
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N17513
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 PILOT ATTEMPTED TO START THE AIRPLANE, BUT THE ENGINE WOULD NOT TURN. THEREFORE, THE PILOT ELECTED TO TURN THE PROPELLER THROUGH BY HAND. HE REPORTED THAT PRIOR TO THIS ACT, HE SECURED THE MAGNETO, MASTER, AND ALTERNATOR SWITCHES. THIS WAS DONE AFTER THE AIRPLANE WAS POSITIONED IN A HANGAR WITHOUT WHEEL CHOCKS OR BEING TIED DOWN. THE ENGINE WAS STARTED AND THE AIRPLANE TAXIED INTO A GARBAGE CONTAINER AND THE HANGAR DOOR. THE PILOT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL IN HIS EFFORTS TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND SUFFERED A FRACTURED ARM IN HIS ATTEMPTS.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO FOLLOW PROPER PROCEDURES AND DIRECTIVES FOR THE ATTEMPTED OPERATION. A FACTOR WAS THE UNDETERMINED STATUS OF THE MAGNETOS.

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