AAIB investigation to Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe, G-BTCH Correction
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 December 2014
- Date of occurrence:
- 22 December 2013
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe
- Popham Airfield, Hampshire
Moved forwards during hand-start and collided with a hangar at Popham Airfield, 22 December 2013.
The pilot was attempting to hand-swing the propeller to start the engine after refuelling the aircraft. When it fired, he became aware that the aircraft was starting to move and ran towards the open cockpit door. However, he slipped over and was unable to prevent the aircraft from moving away and striking some hangar doors at slow speed. The pilot cited a number of causal factors for the accident.
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 22 December 2013