NTSB Identification: NYC87LA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34914.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 22, 1987 in SANFORD, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT DCO-65, registration: N58032
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.

THE ACFT WAS BEING HAND PROPPED FROM BEHIND THE PROP ON THE RGT SIDE WHEN THE ENG STARTED. THE PLANE JUMPED THE CHOCK, KNOCKED THE PLT TO THE GROUND, TURNED TO THE RGT & COLLIDED WITH A PARKED ACFT IN THE TIE-DOWN AREA. THE ACFT WAS NOT TIED DOWN & ONLY THE RGT MAIN WHEEL WAS CHOCKED.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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