NTSB Identification: FTW84LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24738.
Accident occurred Monday, March 12, 1984 in BLANCO, TX
Aircraft: STINSON 108-3, registration: N4004C
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT WAS STANDING UNATTENDED WITH THE ENG RUNNING AT 1000 RPM WHEN AN INEXPERIENCED PERSON ATTEMPTED TO SHUT DOWN THE ENG. HE REPORTEDLY PUSHED THE THROTTLE IN, INSTEAD OF PULLING IT OUT & THE ACFT JUMPED THE CHOCKS. ACCORDING TO 2 OTHER INDIVIDUALS, THE PLT INITIATED A TAKEOFF, BUT HE SAID THE ENG DID NOT DEVELOPE SUFFICIENT POWER, SO HE MADE A FORCED LANDING. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT HIT TREES & WAS DAMAGED. THE PLT HAD NO RECENT FLYING TIME.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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