Accident at Stanley, N.S.


1997-05-13: The pilot intended to go on a local pleasure flight. In order to get his aircraft out of the hangar he had to first move the Bellanca 7ECA which was parked in front. The pilot entered the Bellanca and tried unsuccessfully to start the engine so he could taxi out of the hangar. He then exited the aircraft and hand propped the engine. When the engine started the aircraft moved forward. The pilot went under the wing and grabbed the door but tried unsuccessfully to get inside the aircraft. He was dragged a few feet before losing his grip and falling to the ground. The aircraft went down the apron, between two hangers, and then struck some trees and nosed over. Damage to the aircraft was substantial, no personal injuries. TSB closed.


CADORS Number 1997A0219
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-05-09 - 17:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Stanley, N.S.
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - ground,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Model 7ECA
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object,Nose over

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