NTSB Identification: LAX83LA284.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21729.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 04, 1983 in CARMEL VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N9854T
Injuries: 2 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THERE WERE NO TIEDOWNS, CHOCKS OR OTHER RESTRAINING DEVICES AVAILABLE SO HE ASK A NON CERTIFICATED PERSON TO SIT IN THE AIRCRAFT AND APPLY THE BRAKES WHILE HE ROTATED THE PROP BY HAND TO START THE ENGINE. THE ENGINE STARTED AND THE PASSENGER INADVERTENTLY INCREASED POWER. THE PILOT COULD NOT STOP THE AIRCRAFT WHICH THEN COLLIDED WITH THREE OTHER AIRCRAFT WHICH WERE PARKED. THE AIRCRAFT SUBSEQUENTLY STRUCK A DIRT BANK AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..EXCESSIVE..UNQUALIFIED PERSON

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

IMPROPER USE OF EQUIPMENT/AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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