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Report on serious incident at Molde airport Årø, Norway, 22 January 2016 with Cessna 175C, LN-AAE

The battery voltage was too low and the commander decided to hand start the engine by turning the propeller. A passenger in the cockpit, that was supposed to assist, reacted by applying increased power when the engine started. The aircraft skidded on the slippery apron and was stopped short of hitting a parked snow plow.

This report is in Norwegian only. No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.


Location Molde Airport Årø, Norway (ENML)
Occurrence date 22.01.2016
ICAO Location indicator ENML
Aircraft Cessna øvrige
Operator Private
Registration LN-AAE
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Møre og Romsdal
Type of occurrence Serious incident
Type of operation Private
Category of operation Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category Landplane, Single-engine, Piston engine

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