NTSB Identification: SEA83LA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21107.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 1983 in ARLINGTON, WA
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-140, registration: N5097T
Injuries: 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 ACFT NOSED OVER WHILE TAXIING UNOCCUPIED AFTER BEING HAND PROPPED FOR A START BY THE PILOT. THE PILOT STATED THAT HEWAS UNABLE TO START THE ACFT NORMALLY SO HE HAND PROPPED IT WITH NO ONE IN THE COCKPIT. THE UNOCCUPIED ACFT TAXIED FROM THE RAMP ACROSS THE TAXIWAY AND RWY. THE ACFTS NOSED GEAR SHEARED IN THE SOFT GROUND OFF THE RWY AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

PARKING BRAKES..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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