Skyranger 912(2), G-CCXM
The aircraft battery had insufficient power to start the engine so the pilot decided to hand swing the propeller. The engine started on the second swing and, although the throttle had been checked closed, the engine ran up to a high power setting and the aircraft began to move forward. The pilot was struck by the propeller, causing a broken elbow and deep laceration. The aircraft crossed a runway unmanned and came to rest in a hedge. The pilot was away from his home base and had been unable to find chocks for the aircraft. Although he had considered briefing a person to occupy the cockpit during the start, he had not done so. No reason was found for the engine starting at a high power setting.
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