NTSB Identification: ATL86FLT05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30166.
Accident occurred Friday, March 21, 1986 in MEMPHIS, TN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-14, registration: N4276H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH AN AIR COMPRESSOR AND A HANGAR DOOR DURING TAXI AFTER THE PLT HAND-PROPPED THE UNOCCUPIED ACFT. THE PTL SAID THAT THE THOUGHT THE 'SWITCHES WERE OFF'.HE WAS PULLING THE PROP TO 'LOOSEN' THE OIL WHEN THE ENG STARTED AND THE ACFT STARTED TO ROLL.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT UNATTENDED/ENGINE(S) RUNNING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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