Sunday, June 18, 2017

Aeronca 65-CA Champ, N33778: Fatal accident occurred June 17, 2017 at Knox County Airport (4I3), Mount Vernon, Ohio

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA234 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Mount Vernon, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/2017
Aircraft: AERONCA 65 CA, registration: N33778
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The private pilot prepared to hand-prop the airplane, which was not equipped with an electrical starter, by tying the tail down with a nylon rope. The pilot then hand-propped the engine, which started at a high power setting. The airplane moved forward, breaking the rope, and continued to taxi in circles. The pilot and another individual tried to stop the airplane; however, the propeller struck the pilot, resulting in fatal injuries. The airplane eventually came to stop farther down the runway. Although the pilot attempted to secure the airplane by tying down the tail, the throttle was set at a high engine power setting, allowing the airplane's movement.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's improper starting procedure before hand propping the engine, and his subsequent attempt to stop the moving airplane, which resulted in him being struck by the propeller.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Larry L. Hoover: http://registry.faa.gov/N33778 

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA234
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Mount Vernon, OH
Aircraft: AERONCA 65 CA, registration: N33778
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 17, 2017, about 1330 eastern daylight time, an Aeronca 65-CA airplane, N33778, experienced a propeller blade strike during an attempted hand prop of the engine at the Wynkoop Airport (6G4), Mount Vernon, Ohio. The pilot, and intended sole occupant, was fatally injured and the airplane sustained minor damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the planned flight.

Information collected by the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector and an Ohio State Patrol officer, indicate the pilot attempted to start the engine by hand-propping the airplane. 

According to a person located at 6G4, the pilot had flown in arrived at 6G4 earlier and was to depart. The person added that the pilot tied the tail of the airplane off with a nylon rope that he had brought with him. The airplane wheels were not chocked and the pilot was having difficulties starting the engine. The witness was in the hangar when he heard the airplane start at a high rpm, so he quickly stepped outside. The witness reported the airplane had broken the rope and was taxiing around in circles while the pilot attempted to stop the airplane. The witness joined the pilot in trying to stop the airplane; however, the propeller struck the pilot, knocking him down. 

The airplane eventually came to stop further down the runway. 

The vintage airplane was not equipped with an electrical system or an electric starter.

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA234
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Mount Vernon, OH
Aircraft: AERONCA 65 CA, registration: N33778
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 17, 2017, about 1330 eastern daylight time, an Aeronca 65-CA airplane, N33778, experienced a propeller blade strike during an attempted hand prop of the engine at the Wynkoop Airport, (6G4), Mount Vernon, Ohio. The commercial-rated pilot, and intended sole occupant, was fatally injured and the airplane sustained minor damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight. 

Initial information collected by the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, indicate the pilot attempted to start the engine by hand-propping the airplane. The engine started, and the propeller struck the pilot.



Larry Hoover 1938 - 2017

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MILLERSPORT: Larry L. Hoover, 79, of Millersport passed away June 17,2017 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center with his family at his side. He was born January 14, 1938 at Dunkirk, Ohio in the home of his parents Leland and Lillian Miller Hoover.

Larry was a graduate of OSU College of Agriculture and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. 

It was while he was a student at OSU that his love of flying became a reality when he earned his private pilot license as a student at Don Scott Field.

He was a lifelong farmer and agribusinessman. He was the founder of Millersport Agri Service, Inc., Millersport Fertilizer Service, Inc., and Hoover Farms Partnership. He was a member of Millersport Community Theatre, Farm Bureau Council 18, and attended Millersport United Methodist Church.

Larry is survived by a loving family which includes his mother, Lillian Hoover of Bellefontaine, his wife of 57 years Julia E., daughters: Rebecca Hoover, Millersport, Melissa (Michael) Hoover Connor, Pleasantville, and son Michael (Elizabeth) Hoover, Millersport. In addition, he leaves nine incredible grandchildren to cherish his memory: Alex, Eric, Luke, Claire, Grace, Isabelle, Ian, Evan and Robert, step-grandsons Derek (Erin) Connor and Tyler Connor. He is also survived by sister-in-law Martha Hoover of Indianapolis and nieces and nephew Susan Hoover, Kathleen Hoover, Brian (Tanya) Hoover and Jennifer (Jim) Denice.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, his brother, James R. Hoover, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carolyn and Stanley Morrison, and step-grandson Trevor Connor.

The family will receive friends to celebrate Larry's life at Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, 207 South Main St., Baltimore on Thursday, June 22nd from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 23rd at 10:00 A.M., officiated by Pastor Clarence Hensel. Following burial at Millersport Cemetery, the family requests that friends join them at Millersport United Methodist Church for a time of sharing memories of their friendship with Larry over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Larry L. Hoover Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o PNC, P.O. Box 245, Thornville, OH 43076, to help further the education of young people in Larry's memory.


KNOX CO., OHIO — A Millersport man is dead after being struck by the propeller blades of his single-engine airplane.

According to the Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Larry Hoover, 79, was  hand-propping his 1941 Aeronca 65-CA fixed-wing plane Saturday afternoon when he was struck by the propeller blades.

Hoover was transported to the OSU Wexner Medical center by MedFlight, where he was pronounced dead at 5:50pm.

The accident remains under investigation by the Mount Gilead post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Troopers were assisted by the Mount Vernon Fire Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and responded to the scene.

Officials say alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the accident.

Original article can be found here:  http://nbc4i.com


KNOX COUNTY, Ohio - A 79-year-old man was killed by the propeller blades of his plane Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. at Knox County's Wynkoop Airport near Mount Vernon.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Larry Hoover of Millersport was starting his 1941 Aeronca 65-CA fixed wing single engine plane when he was struck by the blade.

A MedFlight helicopter took Hoover to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Highway Patrol troopers are investigating the incident.

Original article can be found here:  http://www.10tv.com

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