NTSB Identification: NYC87LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34917.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 17, 1987 in JEANETTE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N3886E
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 PLT PUT SMALL CHOCKS UNDER THE WHEELS, THEN BEGAN TO HAND PROP THE ENG WITH NO ONE AT THE CONTROLS. THE ENG STARTED, & BEFORE THE PLT COULD REACH THE COCKPIT, THE ACFT MADE SVRL 360 DEG TURNS & SUBSEQUENTLY ROLLED INTO TREES.

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..TREE(S)

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