ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174580
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Narrative:The pilot set the parking brake and attempted to start the airplane by rotating the propeller by hand. The airplane started and moved forward, and the pilot climbed up on the right wing to enter the cockpit but slipped and fell to the ground. The pilot grabbed onto the cabin step and was dragged as he attempted to gain access to the cockpit. When the pilot realized a collision with a parked airplane was imminent, he released his hold on the cabin step. The airplane taxied unmanned and collided with a parked airplane. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunction with the airplane.
|Date:||Saturday 7 February 2004|
|Total airframe hrs:||3157 hours|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Summerville, SC -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Summerville, SC (KDYB)|
|Destination airport:||Columbia, SC (KCAE)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate start procedure, which resulted in a run-away airplane.
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