Accident Cessna 175 Skylark N8148T,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199529
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Date:Friday 6 January 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic C175 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 175 Skylark
Registration: N8148T
MSN: 17556848
Year of manufacture:1960
Total airframe hrs:4140 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lakeport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Healdsburg, CA (HES)
Destination airport:Lakeport, CA (1O2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he attempted to start the airplane but that “the starter did not engage the flywheel.” He affirmed that he turned off the master switch and exited the airplane. He reported that he was alone when he pulled the propeller through, and the airplane started. The unoccupied airplane rolled across the tarmac and collided with the empennage of a parked airplane. Substantial damage was sustained to the left wing spar.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to secure the airplane before pulling the propeller through, which resulted in the airplane rolling and subsequently colliding with a parked airplane.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA17CA119
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

08-Sep-2017 19:48 ASN Update Bot Added

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