NTSB Identification: SEA83LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 11, 1982 in SEATTLE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/11/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C35, registration: N5894C
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.

WHILE HAND PROPPING TO START, THE ENGINE WENT TO FULL POWER. THE PILOT GAINED ACCESS TO THE CONTROLS AS THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO MOVE AGAINST THE LOCKED BRAKES. HOWEVER, HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE PLANE BEFORE IT HIT A BEECH 58P, N3664G. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD INADVERTENTLY LEFT THE THROTTLE OPEN WHILE HE WAS CLEARING THE ENGINE DURING THE START. ALSO, HE FORGOT TO PRESS THE BUTTON ON THE THROTTLE CONTROL WHILE ATTEMPTING TO REDUCE THE POWER AFTER THE ENGINE HAD STARTED. MOST OF HIS FLYING TIME HAD BEEN IN AIRCRAFT THAT HAD A DIFFERENT TYPE OF THROTTLE.

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..OUTPUT LOW


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

HABIT INTERFERENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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