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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44971
Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172L
Registration: N7668G
C/n / msn: 17259368
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Vacaville, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Vacaville, CA (VCB)
Destination airport:Lincoln Airport, CA (LHM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The propeller contacted and fatally injured the pilot while he was attempting to start the engine by hand propping. The airplane was found tied down, and the left main wheel was chocked. The left door was open and the magneto switch was in the "Both" position.

Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate hand prop starting procedure.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 20:27 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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