Accident Piper PA-15 N4659H, 30 Nov 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 285426
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Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-15
Registration: N4659H
MSN: 15-368
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pleasanton, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Pleasanton Municipal Airport, TX (KPEZ)
Destination airport:Pleasanton Municipal Airport, TX (KPEZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Prior to starting the engine, the pilot had tied down the airplane's tail on the ramp with a rope because no wheel chocks were available. After the pilot started the engine via hand turning the propeller, the rope that retained the airplane broke. The pilot attempted to hang onto the airplane in order to regain control, however, he was unsuccessful. The unoccupied airplane then struck a parked aircraft, a fence, and came to rest on its nose against the fence. The pilot was not injured.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to adequately secure the airplane while hand-starting the engine.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

02-Oct-2022 09:37 ASN Update Bot Added

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