NTSB Identification: LAX85LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27071.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 27, 1984 in LOWER LAKE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N66592
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 HE ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO START THE ACFT ENG IN ORDER TO CHARGE THE BATTERY. THE ENG STARTED USING THE ACFT STARTER SO THE PLT DECIDED TO FLY. HE SET THE PARKING BRAKE & WITH THE ENG RUNNING AT A 'FAST IDLE', EXITED THE ACFT, INTENDING TO REMOVE THE TIE DOWN CHAINS FROM THE WINGS. THE PARKING BRAKE FAILED TO HOLD THE ACFT, IT PULLED LOOSE FROM THE TIE DOWN CHAINS ACCELERATED TO ABOUT 50 MPH & COLLIDED WITH A PARKED PIPER, N381CB, COMING TO REST AFTER IMPACTING THE AIRPORT PERIMETER FENCE.

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

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

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


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