NTSB Identification: NYC83LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21142.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 1983 in ARGYLE, NY
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N19AN
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.
THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO START THE ENG BY HAND PROPPING FOR APRX 20 MIN. THE ENG FINALLY STARTED & CONTINUED TO REV UP. DURING THIS TIME, THE PASSENGER WAS IN THE REAR SEAT. AS THE PLT WAS RETURNING TO THE COCKPIT, THE ACFT BEGAN TO ROLL FORWARD. THE PLT WAS KNOCKED DOWN BY THE WING STRUT & THE ACFT CONTINUED IN A WIDE SEMI-CIRCLE. REPORTEDLY, THE PASSENGER WAS APPLYING BRAKE PRESSURE, BUT COULD NOT STOP THE ACFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WENT OFF A 15 FT EMBANKMENT OF A GRAVEL PIT. IT IMPACTED NOSE FIRST IN THE PIT, THEN CAME TO REST AGAINST THE OPPOSITE EMBANKMENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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