NTSB Identification: CHI84LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24947.
Accident occurred Monday, January 09, 1984 in EAST ST. LOUIS, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N6372C
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PILOT WAS FOUND LYING ON THE RAMP UNDER THE FRONT OF THE AIRCRAFT, BLEEDING PROFUSELY FROM SCALP WOUNDS. ALTHOUGH HE WAS UNABLE TO RECALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT, HE NOTED THAT IT WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED HAD HE NOT ATTEMPTED TO 'PULL THE PROP THRU.' BOTH THE MIXTURE AND MAGNETOS WERE SET FOR STARTING.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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