Preliminary Accident Reports

February 1999 Issue

Nov. 25, London, Ky. / Beech C35 Bonanza

At about 05:50 EST, a pilot was killed while hand-propping a Beech C35 at London-Corbin Airport-MaGee Field. A witness heard an engine start, then quit. He then heard it crank a few more times. He looked out the door of his office, and saw the pilot get out of his airplane. The witness began to walk toward the airplane, when he saw the pilot begin to hand-prop it. The engine fired, and the propeller spun, hitting the pilot....

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