NTSB Identification: FTW87LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34453.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, April 30, 1987 in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: BOEING 707-323C, registration: N8404
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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 ENGINE START GROUND PERSONNEL EXPERIENCED DIFFICULTY DISCONNECTING THE AIRSTART UNIT HOSE. THE GROUND SIGNALMAN LEFT THE VIEW OF THE CREW TO ASSIST THE OTHER MEN IN AN EFFORT TO DISCONNECT THE UNIT FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT ASSUMING THAT ALL WAS CLEAR, STARTED TO TAXI. THE SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT'S RIGHT WING RESULTED FROM COLLISION WITH THE STARTING UNIT.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..GROUND PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT RECEIVED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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