NTSB Identification: CHI85LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27261.
Accident occurred Friday, December 07, 1984 in LAFAYETTE, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 182RG, registration: N738CE
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.
WHILE TURNING THE PROP BY HAND TO LUBRICATE THE ENGINE IT UNINTENTIONALLY STARTED AND RAN AT APRX 1700 RPM. THE ACFT WAS NOT CHOCKED OR TIED DOWN AND THE PARKING BRAKE WAS NOT SET. THE ACFT TRAVELED ACROSS THE RAMP AND COLLIDED WITH AN EMPTY T-HANGAR. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE MAGNETOS WERE FOUND SWITCHED TO THE BOTH POSITION, THE MIXTURE WAS RICH, MASTER SWITCH WAS OFF AND THE THROTTLE WAS OPEN APRX 1 1/2 INCHES. THE MAGNETOS WERE LATER TESTED AND FOUND TO OPERATE NORMALLY.
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:AIRCRAFT UNATTENDED/ENGINE(S) RUNNING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
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