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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lmo.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time total : 1500|
flight time type : 900
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : regained aircraft control|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Readied aircraft for start-up and departure. Aircraft has no electrical system so hand propping is required. Started aircraft with safety person inside holding brakes. Boarded aircraft after start-up; used protective gloves to propeller aircraft and didn't remove gloves from hands. Aircraft is carbureted and was running rough. Applied throttle to clear up rough running engine and glove got wedged between throttle shaft and throttle shaft housing. Tried to remove glove from being stuck; ripped glove. As power control was stuck at a descent RPM; aircraft was rolling while trying to remove glove and close throttle. Managed to remove stuck part of glove and close throttle. Aircraft brakes were applied during this aircraft stopped rolling. No person or property was in jeopardy. Removed gloves and departed airport. Should have removed gloves prior to engine control operations. Contributing factors was fast approaching thunderstorms with hail and hurrying to not get caught in storm.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GLOVE STUCK IN THROTTLE CTL ON LUSCOMBE FOLLOWING MANUAL START RESULTS IN ACFT MOVEMENT UNTIL PLT IS ABLE TO REMOVE OBSTRUCTING MATERIAL FROM THROTTLE HOUSING.
Narrative: READIED ACFT FOR START-UP AND DEP. ACFT HAS NO ELECTRICAL SYS SO HAND PROPPING IS REQUIRED. STARTED ACFT WITH SAFETY PERSON INSIDE HOLDING BRAKES. BOARDED ACFT AFTER START-UP; USED PROTECTIVE GLOVES TO PROP ACFT AND DIDN'T REMOVE GLOVES FROM HANDS. ACFT IS CARBURETED AND WAS RUNNING ROUGH. APPLIED THROTTLE TO CLR UP ROUGH RUNNING ENG AND GLOVE GOT WEDGED BTWN THROTTLE SHAFT AND THROTTLE SHAFT HOUSING. TRIED TO REMOVE GLOVE FROM BEING STUCK; RIPPED GLOVE. AS PWR CTL WAS STUCK AT A DSCNT RPM; ACFT WAS ROLLING WHILE TRYING TO REMOVE GLOVE AND CLOSE THROTTLE. MANAGED TO REMOVE STUCK PART OF GLOVE AND CLOSE THROTTLE. ACFT BRAKES WERE APPLIED DURING THIS ACFT STOPPED ROLLING. NO PERSON OR PROPERTY WAS IN JEOPARDY. REMOVED GLOVES AND DEPARTED ARPT. SHOULD HAVE REMOVED GLOVES PRIOR TO ENG CTL OPS. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WAS FAST APCHING TSTMS WITH HAIL AND HURRYING TO NOT GET CAUGHT IN STORM.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.