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

Moved forwards during hand-start and collided with a hangar at Popham Airfield on 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 07-14 v2.pdf (161.00 kb)


A correction has been made to this report - click on the link below to view the correction:

Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe, G-BTCH Correction

Published 10 December 2014