NTSB Identification: DEN85LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27196.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 16, 1985 in HOT SPRINGS, SD
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N4513R
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.

PLT SAID HE PERFORMED A 'HASTY' PREFLIGHT. DURING ENGINE PRE-START THE PLT INADVERTENTLY LEFT THE THROTTLE OPEN. THE ENGINE SRATED AND THE ACFT TAXIED ACROSS THE RAMP AND HIT A FENCE POST BEFORE THE PLT COULD REGAIN CONTROL OF THE ACFT.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PARKING BRAKES..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..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..FENCE


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PANIC..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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