AAIB investigation to Minicab (JB01 Standard), G-ATPV

Pilot struck by propeller while hand-starting, Fenland Airfield, Lincolnshire, 18 April 2015.


The throttle was in the fully open position when the pilot attempted to start the engine by hand-swinging the propeller. The engine started at high power, the aircraft tipped forward and the pilot was struck by the propeller suffering a serious injury.

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Minicab (JB01 Standard), G-ATPV 02-16

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