NTSB Identification: BFO85FID03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28578.
Accident occurred Monday, August 12, 1985 in ROANOKE, VA
Aircraft: Beech A36, registration: N141BC
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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 PLT HAD BOARDED TWO PAX AND STARTED THE ENG. WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO TAXI HE REALIZED HE STILL HAD A CHOCKED GEAR. LEAVING THE ENG RUNNING HE GOT OUT AND FOUND THE NOSE GEAR CHOCKED. WHEN HE REMOVED THE CHOCK, THE ACFT WHICH WAS PARKED ON AN INCLINE BEGAN TO ROLL FORWARD. WHILE THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO REBOARD, THE ENG WENT TO FULL POWER. THE ACFT ROLLED SEVERAL HUNDRED FT AND THEN STRUCK A SOD BANK, A CHAIN LINK FENCE AND BURST INTO FLAMES.

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

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




Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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