NTSB Identification: CHI87LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32389.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 21, 1986 in LAKE VILLAGE, IN
Aircraft: Beech BE-23, registration: N6997Q
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 PLT STATED THAT THE ACFT WOULD NOT START SO HE APPLIED THE ACFT HAND BRAKE AND PROCEEDED TO HAND PROP THE ACFT WITH NO ONE ABOARD. WHILE HAND PROPPING THE ACFT, THE ENGINE FIRED AND THE HAND BRAKE DID NOT HOLD. AS THE PLT WALKED AROUND THE RIGHT WING, THE ACFT BEGAN MOVING TOWARD A TELEPHONE POLE AND THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO BOARD THE ACFT. THE ACFT THEN IMPACTED THE TELEPHONE POLE AND CAME TO REST.

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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