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2012 C-182 Caldwell Collisions Other ID Loss of Aircraft Control Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182 Non-Fatal Caldwell, ID March 14, 2012

The pilot stated that, before starting the engine by manually rotating the propeller, he set the
brakes, throttle, and trim. He exited the airplane and proceeded to rotate the propeller. When
the engine started, it went to full rpm, and the airplane started to move forward on the taxiway
at a high speed. The airplane veered off the taxiway and continued its high speed taxi until it
impacted a hangar door, damaging the engine, both wings, and the right main landing gear.
The pilot reported that he had not chocked the airplane and thought the brake was set. He
further reported there were no mechanical problems with the airplane.

Read the NTSB report.

The pilot stated that, before starting the engine by manually rotating the propeller, he set the
brakes, throttle, and trim. He exited the airplane and proceeded to rotate the propeller. When
the engine started, it went to full rpm, and the airplane started to move forward on the taxiway
at a high speed. The airplane veered off the taxiway and continued its high speed taxi until it
impacted a hangar door, damaging the engine, both wings, and the right main landing gear.
The pilot reported that he had not chocked the airplane and thought the brake was set. He
further reported there were no mechanical problems with the airplane.

Read the NTSB report.

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