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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : clt|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Aeronca Champion|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
ground : parked
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||other other : other|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 280|
flight time total : 1800
flight time type : 3
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
The aircraft was an aeronca champ. The aircraft has no electrical system. I was hand-propping the engine. There was no way to tie the tail, so I chocked the wheels. The engine fired (the throttle was in idle position), and the plane came over the chocks. I tried to hold the plane by the strut, but I couldn't. I dove into the cabin and tried to hit the brakes but I was too late. The plane collided into a hangar. In the future, hand propping is a 2 person job. One in the cabin, holding the brakes. I would have preferred to tie the tail, but there was no way to do so.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN AERONCA 7AC JUMPED THE WHEEL CHOCKS AND HIT HANGAR AFTER THE PLT HAND PROPPED THE ACFT TO START THE ENG. THERE WAS NO ONE INSIDE TO HOLD THE BRAKES NOR WAS THE TAIL TIED DOWN.
Narrative: THE ACFT WAS AN AERONCA CHAMP. THE ACFT HAS NO ELECTRICAL SYS. I WAS HAND-PROPPING THE ENG. THERE WAS NO WAY TO TIE THE TAIL, SO I CHOCKED THE WHEELS. THE ENG FIRED (THE THROTTLE WAS IN IDLE POS), AND THE PLANE CAME OVER THE CHOCKS. I TRIED TO HOLD THE PLANE BY THE STRUT, BUT I COULDN'T. I DOVE INTO THE CABIN AND TRIED TO HIT THE BRAKES BUT I WAS TOO LATE. THE PLANE COLLIDED INTO A HANGAR. IN THE FUTURE, HAND PROPPING IS A 2 PERSON JOB. ONE IN THE CABIN, HOLDING THE BRAKES. I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO TIE THE TAIL, BUT THERE WAS NO WAY TO DO SO.
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.