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2015/15

Report on air accident at Ålesund airport Vigra, Norway 28 July 2015 with Vans RV-6, LN-LLT

The commander was about to start the engine when he realized that the battery voltage was too low. He therefore decided to hand start the engine by turning the propeller. When the engine started the airplane began to move without the pilot being able to stop it and another aircraft parked beside was hit.

The commander was slightly injured when he tried to stop the plane. Both aircrafts involved suffered extensive damage. The engine got too high speed during the start-up so that a single mooring attached to the tailwheel was not sufficient to keep it from running away.

 

This report is in Norwegian only.

No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Facts

Location Ålesund airport Vigra, Norway (ENAL)
Occurrence date 28.07.2015
ICAO Location indicator ENAL
Aircraft Van's aircraft serie
Operator Private
Registration LN-LLT
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Møre og Romsdal
Type of occurrence Accident
Type of operation Private
Category of operation Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category Landplane, Single-engine, Piston engine
FIR/AOR ENBD (Bodø ATCC)

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