NTSB Identification: NYC86LA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31280.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 07, 1986 in BOSTON, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N1468X
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 ATTEMPTING TO START THE AIRCRAFT FOR A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. THE WEATHER WAS COLD. INITIALLY. THE PILOT STATED THE ENGINE STARTED BUT STOPPED. THE PILOT PULLED KEY FROM IGNITION, PULLED BACK THROTTLE AND CLOSED THE MIXTURE BEFORE EXITING THE AIRCRAFT TO REPOSITION THE PROP. HOWEVER, DURING THIS TIME THE PROP ROTATED ONE HALF REVOLUTION AND THE PILOT WAS STRUCK, WHEN HE WAS DISTRACTED AND LEANING FORWARD.

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

CLEARANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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