NTSB Identification: FTW83LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21833.
Accident occurred Friday, February 11, 1983 in PLAINVIEW, TX
Aircraft: BELLANCA 14-19-3A, registration: N1264R
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

THE FLT REPORTED THAT THE BATTERY WAS TOO LOW TO START THE ENGINE. A 72 YR OLD EX-PILOT OFFERED TO HAND PROP THE PLANE, BUT AFTER TRYING, HE THEN OFFERED TO HOLD THE BRAKES. WITH THE EX-PILOT AT THE CONTROLS & HOLDING THE BRAKES, THE PLT BEGAN TO HAND PROP THE ACFT. ON THE FIRST PULL, THE ENGINE STARTED & WENT TO FULL POWER, THE PLT TRIED TO STOP THE PLANE BY GRABBING THE WING TIP, BUT WAS UNABLE, AND IT STARTED ACROSS THE AIRPORT AT FULL POWER. THE ACFT HIT A HANGAR, 2 CARS & AN UPHOLSTERY SHOP. THE EX-PILOT REPORTED THAT WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED, THE BRAKES WOULD NOT HOLD THE AIRCRAFT AT FULL POWER & HE COULD NOT PULL THE THROTTLE OUT. HE REPORTED THAT HE DID NOT KNOW THAT HE HAD TO DEPRESS A RELEASE ON THE END OF THE THROTTLE IN ORDER TO PULL THE THROTTLE AFT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..OTHER PERSON

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