Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N82278: Incident occurred April 19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

"The airplane was shutoff and after getting fuel during several failed hand props got flooded. Magnetos indicated off, fuel off, throttle wide open and hand propped backward to clear the flooded cylinders. The propeller kicked forward and started due to a failed switch. The airplane almost killed me as I was standing in front of it full throttle while chocked. It took brief flight until it ran out of fuel, then landed and ground looped."

https://registry.faa.gov/N82278

Date: 19-APR-20
Time: 22:20:00Z
Regis#: N82278
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: PORTLAND
State: OREGON

2 comments:

  1. In the 70's at Ramona Pinkerton Aviation still taught in a fleet of raggedy Champs and a friend was learning to fly there. I was kind of jealous as I was learning in a C150. One day I went to watch him practicing with an instructor. He was making a nice approach, fairly decent touchdown, and then on rollout slowly went into a ground loop. Turned out he thought the instructor was flying, the instructor thought he was flying. No one was flying!

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  2. The airplane was shutoff and after getting fuel during several failed hand props got flooded. Magnetos indicated off, fuel off, throttle wide open and hand propped backward to clear the flooded cylinders. The propeller kicked forward and started due to a failed switch. The airplane almost killed me as I was standing in front of it full throttle while chocked. It took brief flight until it ran out of fuel, then landed and ground looped.

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