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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ffc|
|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 : parked|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 45|
flight time total : 12500
flight time type : 10
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
non adherence : published procedure
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Pilot desired to repos old small aircraft taildragger to wash aircraft. Pilot was by himself and did not have tiedown rope (aircraft was in private hangar) to tie aircraft down. Pilot attempted to hand propeller aircraft using chocks. Aircraft started, but throttle was too far advanced and aircraft jumped chocks. Pilot grabbed right wing strut and attempted to slow aircraft so he could reach throttle. Aircraft drug pilot in 3 or 4 circles before pilot lost hand hold. Aircraft engaged private hangar adjacent to aircraft's own hangar. Occasionally, someone will do something stupid and get away with it. Other times, they don't. I guess the fact that I can still write and that I only received minor abrasions indicates that I actually got away with it. Aircraft and hangar can be repaired. My arm and my butt will heal. My ego may take a little longer.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: TAILDRAGGER SMA DRAGS PLT AROUND HANGAR IN A RUNAWAY TYPE EVENT AFTER PLT HAS HAND PROPPED ACFT.
Narrative: PLT DESIRED TO REPOS OLD SMA TAILDRAGGER TO WASH ACFT. PLT WAS BY HIMSELF AND DID NOT HAVE TIEDOWN ROPE (ACFT WAS IN PRIVATE HANGAR) TO TIE ACFT DOWN. PLT ATTEMPTED TO HAND PROP ACFT USING CHOCKS. ACFT STARTED, BUT THROTTLE WAS TOO FAR ADVANCED AND ACFT JUMPED CHOCKS. PLT GRABBED R WING STRUT AND ATTEMPTED TO SLOW ACFT SO HE COULD REACH THROTTLE. ACFT DRUG PLT IN 3 OR 4 CIRCLES BEFORE PLT LOST HAND HOLD. ACFT ENGAGED PRIVATE HANGAR ADJACENT TO ACFT'S OWN HANGAR. OCCASIONALLY, SOMEONE WILL DO SOMETHING STUPID AND GET AWAY WITH IT. OTHER TIMES, THEY DON'T. I GUESS THE FACT THAT I CAN STILL WRITE AND THAT I ONLY RECEIVED MINOR ABRASIONS INDICATES THAT I ACTUALLY GOT AWAY WITH IT. ACFT AND HANGAR CAN BE REPAIRED. MY ARM AND MY BUTT WILL HEAL. MY EGO MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER.
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.