NTSB Identification: ATL84FA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24147.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 29, 1983 in ATLANTA, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N16AK
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER GOMPLETING A PREFLT, THE PLT ENTERED THE ACFT & ATTEMPTED TO START THE ENG WITH THE STARTER & ON BOARD BATTERY. HE STATED THAT THE ENG TURNED SLOWLY & WOULD NOT START. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO MAKE A NORMAL START, THE PLT EXITED THE ACFT, CHOCKED THE NOSEWHEEL & PROCEED TO HAND PROP THE ENG. HE STATED THAT HE WAS PROPPING THE ENG FOR THE PURPOSE OF GETTING THE OIL TO CIRCULATE & TO PRIME THE ENG. WHILE PROPPING THE ENG, IT STARTED & THE ACFT ROLLED OVER THE CHOCK. THE PLT TRIED TO STOP THE ACFT, BUT IT COLLIDED WITH 2 BUILDINGS, DAMAGING THE ACFT, THE BUILDINGS & A DESK INSIDE 1 OF THE BUILDINGS. THE MASTER SWITCH & MAGNETO SWITCH HAD NOT BEEN TURNED OFF BEFORE HE PROPPED THE ENG.

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..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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