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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232988
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-8A
Registration: N7736T
MSN: 81302
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Columbus-Lowndes County Airport (UBS/KUBS), MS -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Columbus, MS (UBS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he conducted the preflight and that, during the start sequence, the engine's starter would not engage. He turned off the switches, set the parking brake, and exited the cockpit. He rotated the engine by turning the propeller slowly by hand so that the starter would engage. The engine started unexpectedly, and the airplane moved forward. The airplane impacted a hangar and an electrical transformer box, and a postimpact fire ensured, which consumed the airplane and prevented examination of the cockpit, brakes, or electrical system.

Probable Cause: The inadvertent engine start of the unoccupied airplane, which resulted in it moving forward and impacting a hangar and an electrical box.



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


Photo: City of Columbus

Revision history:

16-Feb-2020 08:26 harro Added
16-Feb-2020 11:41 RobertMB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2020 14:29 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Mar-2020 23:08 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Narrative]
01-Sep-2020 16:57 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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