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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ffz|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||M-20 Series Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 45|
flight time total : 1500
flight time type : 1400
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Starter would not engage. Set brakes, checked nose wheel. Cracked throttle 1/2 inch. Propeller started aircraft--to move it to a repair facility. When attempting to board the airplane, it jumped the wheel chock and we could not restrain the plane. Aircraft traveled approximately 1/3 mi and crashed into some shrubbery, a trash dumpster, and 3 automobiles in a parking lot. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter states the FAA did not consider this an accident or incident since it was not related to flight. Reporter had canceled his flight when the problem developed and was attempting to move the aircraft for repair, a mooney M20. No other communication with FAA since sending the requested letter.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA BEING HAND PROPPED JUMPS CHOCKS AND TRAVELS 1/3 MI SMASHING THINGS ALONG THE WAY.
Narrative: STARTER WOULD NOT ENGAGE. SET BRAKES, CHKED NOSE WHEEL. CRACKED THROTTLE 1/2 INCH. PROP STARTED ACFT--TO MOVE IT TO A REPAIR FACILITY. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO BOARD THE AIRPLANE, IT JUMPED THE WHEEL CHOCK AND WE COULD NOT RESTRAIN THE PLANE. ACFT TRAVELED APPROX 1/3 MI AND CRASHED INTO SOME SHRUBBERY, A TRASH DUMPSTER, AND 3 AUTOMOBILES IN A PARKING LOT. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR STATES THE FAA DID NOT CONSIDER THIS AN ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT SINCE IT WAS NOT RELATED TO FLT. RPTR HAD CANCELED HIS FLT WHEN THE PROB DEVELOPED AND WAS ATTEMPTING TO MOVE THE ACFT FOR REPAIR, A MOONEY M20. NO OTHER COM WITH FAA SINCE SENDING THE REQUESTED LETTER.
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.