NTSB Identification: ATL86LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30059.
Accident occurred Friday, December 20, 1985 in ANDALUSIA, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA C-172M, registration: N509R
Injuries: 2 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 BATTERY POWER WAS DEPLETED. THE PLT HAND PROPPED THE ENGINE WITH HIS WIFE AT THE CONTROLS. THE ENGINE STARTED WITH THE THROTTLE ADVANCED AND ACFT TAXIED INTO TREES AND OVER AN EMBANKMENT. THE WIFE WAS NOT A RATED PILOT.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..UNQUALIFIED PERSON



Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ALTERNATOR..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..OUTPUT LOW


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..UNQUALIFIED PERSON

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