Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2000 Issue

Feb. 9, Hartford, Conn. / Cessna 182

At 11:00 EST, a Cessna 182P taxied into an unoccupied parked airplane at the Hartford-Brainard Airport. The two occupants were not injured. The pilot said he taxied the airplane from the north side of a building to the south side. He then set the parking brake and secured the engine to load a passenger along with some baggage. With the passenger and baggage loaded, the pilot started the engine. While the passenger was occupied looking for a pair of sunglasses, the pilot looked down to set the transponder code. With the engine at “low” rpm, the airplane rolled approximately 60 feet and collided with a Cessna 210. The 182’s propeller slashed open the fuel tank of the 210 and showered the 182 w...

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