Accident Piper PA-28-161 N21266, Saturday 7 February 2004
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Date:Saturday 7 February 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-161
Registration: N21266
MSN: 28-7916031
Year of manufacture:1978
Total airframe hrs:3157 hours
Engine model:Aero Engines O-360-D3G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Summerville, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Summerville, SC (KDYB)
Destination airport:Columbia, SC (KCAE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot set the parking brake and attempted to start the airplane by rotating the propeller by hand. The airplane started and moved forward, and the pilot climbed up on the right wing to enter the cockpit but slipped and fell to the ground. The pilot grabbed onto the cabin step and was dragged as he attempted to gain access to the cockpit. When the pilot realized a collision with a parked airplane was imminent, he released his hold on the cabin step. The airplane taxied unmanned and collided with a parked airplane. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunction with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate start procedure, which resulted in a run-away airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL04LA074
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

16-Mar-2015 18:40 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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