NTSB Identification: SEA87LA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33804.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 07, 1987 in RENTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: RUTAN VARI-EZE, registration: N29Z
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE BEING HAND PROPPED THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO MOVE. THE PILOT THEN ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB INSIDE THE AIRCRAFT BUT THE CANOPY HAD CLOSED. THE PILOT HELD ONTO THE AIRCRAFT AND WAS DRAGGED ACROSS THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A PARKED, UNOCCUPIED AIRCRAFT AND THEN A FENCE BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE PILOT DISCOVERED THAT THE PARKING BRAKE WAS OUT OF ADJUSTMENT.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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