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N8084W accident description

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Crash location 42.126667°N, 86.428056°W
Nearest city Benton Harbor, MI
42.116706°N, 86.454189°W
1.5 miles away
Tail number N8084W
Accident date 02 Oct 2013
Aircraft type Piper Pa 28-180
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

During the engine start, the pilot had applied full throttle. After the engine start, the pilot lost control of the airplane, and the airplane impacted a hangar at the airport. A ground worker sustained minor injuries during the collision. The pilot reported that the accident was due to pilot error, and the airplane had no mechanical issues.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during engine start.

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