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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : unu|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
ground other : taxi
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 80|
flight time total : 3890
flight time type : 500
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : unspecified
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After fueling aircraft at juneau (dodge county airport), I needed to move it away from pumps due to heavy traffic. This was my last stop en route to the eaa convention and I wanted to review the arrival procedures and talk with other pilots, etc, before starting out. Nearby tiedown position were occupied, so I decided to taxi aircraft to a suitable location. Since this aircraft has no electrical system or starter, I asked for an experienced helper. Finding none, I asked a man to hold the tail while I propped it. It did not start readily, and, after turning engine backwards with throttle open, I turned ignition on and forgot to reduce throttle. The engine started. Being unable to shut off engine or restrain it, the aircraft moved and collided with an aircraft which was tied down. Damage to both aircraft not determined at this time. No personal injuries except I fell and received abrasions and a hairline fracture to an arm bone. It was a bad decision on my part to try to start the engine without competent assistance. As a possible factor in forgetting to reduce the throttle might be that considerable effort had been expended and I felt it was necessary to expedite moving the plane away from the gas pumps.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN SMA PLT HAND PROPPED HIS ACFT WITHOUT WHILE IT WAS NOT PROPERLY TIED DOWN. THE ACFT RAN INTO ANOTHER ACFT, DAMAGING BOTH AND INJURING THE PLT.
Narrative: AFTER FUELING ACFT AT JUNEAU (DODGE COUNTY ARPT), I NEEDED TO MOVE IT AWAY FROM PUMPS DUE TO HVY TFC. THIS WAS MY LAST STOP ENRTE TO THE EAA CONVENTION AND I WANTED TO REVIEW THE ARR PROCS AND TALK WITH OTHER PLTS, ETC, BEFORE STARTING OUT. NEARBY TIEDOWN POS WERE OCCUPIED, SO I DECIDED TO TAXI ACFT TO A SUITABLE LOCATION. SINCE THIS ACFT HAS NO ELECTRICAL SYS OR STARTER, I ASKED FOR AN EXPERIENCED HELPER. FINDING NONE, I ASKED A MAN TO HOLD THE TAIL WHILE I PROPPED IT. IT DID NOT START READILY, AND, AFTER TURNING ENG BACKWARDS WITH THROTTLE OPEN, I TURNED IGNITION ON AND FORGOT TO REDUCE THROTTLE. THE ENG STARTED. BEING UNABLE TO SHUT OFF ENG OR RESTRAIN IT, THE ACFT MOVED AND COLLIDED WITH AN ACFT WHICH WAS TIED DOWN. DAMAGE TO BOTH ACFT NOT DETERMINED AT THIS TIME. NO PERSONAL INJURIES EXCEPT I FELL AND RECEIVED ABRASIONS AND A HAIRLINE FRACTURE TO AN ARM BONE. IT WAS A BAD DECISION ON MY PART TO TRY TO START THE ENG WITHOUT COMPETENT ASSISTANCE. AS A POSSIBLE FACTOR IN FORGETTING TO REDUCE THE THROTTLE MIGHT BE THAT CONSIDERABLE EFFORT HAD BEEN EXPENDED AND I FELT IT WAS NECESSARY TO EXPEDITE MOVING THE PLANE AWAY FROM THE GAS PUMPS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.