AAIB investigation to Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe, G-BTCH Correction

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.

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Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe G-BTCH Correction 09-14.pdf (143.79 kb)

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Published 10 December 2014