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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : jnu|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Cessna Stationair/Turbo Stationair 6|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 3700
flight time type : 1000
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I had loaded my 2 passenger and bags on my company C-206. This was to be my third flight of the day in this aircraft. As I attempted to start the engine, the propeller rotated to a point where it stopped. I attempted 2 additional starts, but the propeller stopped at the same point. I shut the magnetos off, pulled the mixture, told my passenger I was going to step out and rotate the propeller past the high compression spot. I moved the propeller just inches, when the engine roared to life. I then stepped out of the way, ran around to get into the aircraft. I was able to stop the aircraft within 30-40 ft, just as it struck the cherokee 181. Thankfully no one was hurt! Aircraft should have been grounded for a mechanic to fix.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATX SMA SEL PLT HANDED PROPPED ACFT WITH PAX ABOARD AND IT 'GOT AWAY' AND CRASHED INTO A PARKED ACFT.
Narrative: I HAD LOADED MY 2 PAX AND BAGS ON MY COMPANY C-206. THIS WAS TO BE MY THIRD FLT OF THE DAY IN THIS ACFT. AS I ATTEMPTED TO START THE ENG, THE PROP ROTATED TO A POINT WHERE IT STOPPED. I ATTEMPTED 2 ADDITIONAL STARTS, BUT THE PROP STOPPED AT THE SAME POINT. I SHUT THE MAGNETOS OFF, PULLED THE MIXTURE, TOLD MY PAX I WAS GOING TO STEP OUT AND ROTATE THE PROP PAST THE HIGH COMPRESSION SPOT. I MOVED THE PROP JUST INCHES, WHEN THE ENG ROARED TO LIFE. I THEN STEPPED OUT OF THE WAY, RAN AROUND TO GET INTO THE ACFT. I WAS ABLE TO STOP THE ACFT WITHIN 30-40 FT, JUST AS IT STRUCK THE CHEROKEE 181. THANKFULLY NO ONE WAS HURT! ACFT SHOULD HAVE BEEN GNDED FOR A MECH TO FIX.
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.