NTSB Identification: MKC86LA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31770.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 10, 1986 in VALLEY CENTER, KS
Aircraft: DAVID GORDON WHITMAN TAILWIND, registration: N3064
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 ACFT ROLLED FORWARD UNRESTRAINED AFTER THE PIC HAD STARTED THE ENG. THE ACFT WAS NOT MOORED BEFORE THE PIC ATTEMPTED THE HAND START. THE ACFT ROLLED A SHORT DISTANCE WHERE IT IMPACTED THE EDGE OF A BUILDING AND SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO QUESTION THE PIC AND OBTAIN FACTUAL INFORMATION FROM HIM AFTER THE ACCIDENT PROVED UNSUCCESSFUL.

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT UNATTENDED/ENGINE(S) RUNNING..INADVERTENT..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..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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