NTSB Identification: CHI86LA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30694.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 27, 1986 in ELKHART, IN
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N5150M
Injuries: 2 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 WAS UNABLE TO START THE ACFT ENG AND GOT OUT TO PULL THE PROP THROUGH BY HAND. THE MAGNETO SWITCH HAD BEEN LEFT IN THE BOTH POSITION AND THE ENG STARTED AS THE PASSENGER PRIMED THE ENG WHILE THE PLT PULLED THE PROP THROUGH. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE ACFT BY HOLDING THE WING. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED WHEN IT TAXIED INTO A HANGAR WALL.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..MISREAD..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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..ENGAGED


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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