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N7771E accident description

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Crash location 44.866667°N, 123.198333°W
Nearest city Independence, OR
44.851230°N, 123.186766°W
1.2 miles away
Tail number N7771E
Accident date 09 Apr 2005
Aircraft type Cessna 150
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

On April 9, 2005, at approximately 1030 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 150, N7771E, was substantially damaged when the pilot hand propped the airplane and it taxied without him into two other parked aircraft at Independence State Airport, Independence, Oregon. The private pilot, who was hanging onto the airplane's strut, received minor injuries. The airplane was being operated under Title 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal, proposed, local flight. No flight plan had been filed.

The pilot said that the airplane had not been flown for awhile. He hand-propped the airplane to start it, and it taxied away with him hanging onto the left wing strut. The airplane subsequently impacted two other parked airplanes. The accident airplane's right wing spar and strut were bent.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to secure the airplane while starting the engine by hand-propping.

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