NTSB Identification: MIA84LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24374.
Accident occurred Friday, March 23, 1984 in BORINQUEN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N617R
Injuries: 1 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.
THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE INITIALLY ATTEMPTED TO START THE ENG, THE BATTERY WAS WEAK. HE DECIDED TO MANUALLY REMOVE EXCESS OIL/LUBRICANT FROM THE ENG BY HAND PROPPING THE ACFT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE SET THE PARKING BRAKE & TURNED OFF THE MASTER SW & FUEL PUMP, BUT MAY HAVE LEFT THE MAG SW IN THE LEFT OR RIGHT MAG POSITION. AS HE PULLED THE PROP, THE ENG STARTED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE UNOCCUPIED ACFT HIT A HANGAR & A FENCE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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