NTSB Identification: NYC87LA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34301.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 17, 1987 in MANVILLE, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150C, registration: N63218
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.
AFTER MAKING A REST STOP, THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENG, USING A NORMAL START PROCEDURE, BUT THE STARTER WOULD NOT ENGAGE. HE TRIED TO TURN OFF THE IGNITION SWITCH, BUT SAID THAT 'POSSIBLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT I WAS WEARING HEAVY GLOVES, I FAILED TO SHUT THE MAG SWITCH OFF COMPLETELY.' HE THEN GOT OUT OF THE ACFT WITH THE INTENTION OF MOVING THE PROP SO THAT THE STARTER WOULD ENGAGE. AS HE MOVED THE PROP 'AN INCH OR TWO,' THE ENG STARTED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT STARTED MOVING & COLLIDED WITH TWO OTHER AIRPLANES BEFORE IT CAME TO REST.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STARTING PROCEDURE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
ENGINE ACCESSORIES,ENGINE STARTER..ERRATIC
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