AAIB investigation to Vans RV-6, G-RVAW

Ground collision, Wickenby Aerodrome, Lincolnshire, 17 December 2011.


The pilot experienced difficulty starting the aircraft’s engine. He left the cockpit to move the propeller by hand but inadvertently left the magneto switches ON. When he moved the propeller, the engine started and the aircraft moved forward. Its left wing struck the pilot, causing the aircraft to turn left and collide with an adjacent aircraft. There were no reported injuries.

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Vans RV-6, G-RVAW, 06-15

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Published 11 June 2015