NTSB Identification: ATL86LA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30023.
Accident occurred Friday, January 24, 1986 in ATLANTA, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N8292N
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 PILOT WAS UNABLE TO START THE ENGINE AND ELECTED TO ROTATE THE PROPELLER BY HAND TO FREE THE CONGEALED OIL IN THE ENGINE. WHEN THE PROPELLER WAS ROTATED THE ENGINE STARTED AND THE AIRCRAFT TAXIED INTO ANOTHER PARKED AIRCRAFT. POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT UNATTENDED/ENGINE(S) RUNNING..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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