NTSB Identification: DEN88LA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35279.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 06, 1987 in GREAT FALLS, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N8035G
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PRIVATE PLT WAS PREPARING FOR DEPARTURE ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN. AFTER FINDING THAT THE STARTER WOULD NOT OPERATE PROPERLY, THE PLT TRIED TO MANUALLY REPOSITON THE PROPELLER. THE IGNITION WAS STILL ON AND THE ENGINE FIRED. THE PROPELLER STRUCK THE PLT'S RIGHT LEG.

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

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

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,IGNITION SWITCH..ENGAGED

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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