NTSB Identification: LAX84LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22770.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 26, 1983 in REDDING, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N3204Q
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 REPORTED THAT WHEN HE TRIED TO START THE ACFT, THE STARTER WOULD NOT 'TURN THE ENG.' THINKING THAT THE OIL HAD CONGEALED, HE EXITED THE ACFT & 'PULLED THE PROP.' AT THAT TIME, THE ENG STARTED & THE PLANE BEGAN TO MOVE. THE PLT JUMPED ON THE RIGHT WING & ATTEMPTED TO GET IN THE COCKPIT TO SHUT DOWN THE ENG; HOWEVER, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A PIPER PA-23, N200SA BEFORE HE WAS ABLE TO ENTER THE COCKPIT. THE PLT WAS 'KNOCKED OFF' OF THE RIGHT WING & WAS INJURED. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE STARTER GEAR WAS EXTENDED, THE RETAINER BUSHING WAS MISSING & CORROSION WAS FOUND ON THE ROTATER SHAFT. ALSO, THE MAGNETO SWITCH WAS FOUND IN THE 'BOTH' POSITION, THE FUEL BOOST PUMP WAS FOUND ON 'HIGH' & THE THROTTLE WAS 3/4 OPEN.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ACCESSORIES,ENGINE STARTER..CORRODED


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ACCESSORIES,ENGINE STARTER..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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