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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55985
Last updated: 12 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Owner/operator:Fielden Virgil A
Registration: N8212F
C/n / msn: 15064312
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Palestine, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot and a 6-year old passenger boarded the airplane for a local flight. After a failed attempt to start the engine, the pilot recalled securing the master switch and the magnetos prior to exiting the cockpit to rotate the propeller by hand. While turning the propeller to "limber" the oil, the airplane's engine inadvertently started. As the airplane moved forward, an unknown part of the airplane contacted the pilot causing serious injuries. The airplane, with the passenger still on-board, traversed the airport before colliding with trees. The passenger was seriously injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. A responding fire fighter reported turning off the magneto and fuel switches during the initial response.
Probable Cause: The failure of the pilot to ensure security of the cockpit switches before rotating the propeller.



Revision history:

30-Dec-2008 00:00 angels one five Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 12:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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