NTSB Identification: NYC82IA058
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Thursday, March 18, 1982 in BAYPORT, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/18/1983
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N40627
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE PILOT TAXIED INTO THE PARKING AREA AND STOPPED IN A POSITION THAT WAS FACING CESSNA 172, N7909G. THE PILOT OF N40627, WHILE SITTING IN THE AFT SEAT, REACHED FORWARD AND ACCIDENTLY CAUGHT HIS COAT SLEEVE ON THE THROTTLE. THE THROTTLE WAS PUSHED FORWARD. SUBSEQUENTLY, N40627 MOVED FORWARD AND ITS PROPELLER STRUCK THE WING TIP OF THE CESSNA 172. THE WING TIP OF THE CESSNA WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..INADVERTENT USE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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