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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194349
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Luscombe 8F Silvaire
Registration: N2007B
C/n / msn: 6434
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Thrall Lake Airport (7MI3), Vicksburg, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Vicksburg, MI (7MI3)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial pilot was found lying on the ground under the nose of the airplane with a fatal head injury from a propeller strike. Normal engine start for this airplane required hand propping the engine. The airplane was found with the left wheel chocked, and the magneto, throttle control, primer, and fuel tank selector settings as expected for an engine start. It is likely that, during hand propping, the pilot inadvertently entered the path of the propeller. The Federal Aviation Administration advises pilots that hand propping should only be attempted with two properly trained people, and the pilot was alone when he was fatally injured.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent contact with the propeller while hand propping the engine, which resulted in a fatal injury.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

21-Mar-2017 22:18 Geno Added
08-Oct-2018 16:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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