Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Hartford-Brainard Airport

Hartford, Connecticut 06114
Wednesday, February 9, 2000 11:00 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot taxied the airplane from the north side of a building to the south side. He set the parking park and secured the engine to load a passenger along with some baggage. The pilot than started the engine. While the passenger was 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. Neither the pilot nor the passenger was aware of its movements until the collision. After the collision, a 'shower' of gasoline was observed, which the pilot thought was water at the time. He secured the electrical master, and released the barking brake with the intention of pushing the airplane back. Once outside, the pilot realized the water was in fact gasoline, so no attempt was made to move the airplane. After the accident, a FAA Inspector set the parking brake then attempted to push the airplane. He could not get the airplane to roll.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to maintain a visual lookout.
Event Information
Type of EventIncident 
Event Date2/9/2000 
Event Day of the WeekWednesday 
Time of Event1100 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityHARTFORD  
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site06114  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportHARTFORD-BRAINARD  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDHFD  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1053 Eastern Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility IDHFD  
Elevation of weather observation facility19 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationEST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-5 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)190 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)10 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)5000 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateFeb 9 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1445 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordNov 8 2001 4:34PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\JOHB  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN1420S 
NTSB NumberNYC00IA076  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedUnknown 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna  
Aircraft Model182P  
Aircraft Series Identifier182P  
Aircraft Serial Number8264976  
Certified Max Gross Weight2950 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionFeb 3 2000 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours1883 
ELT InstalledUnknown 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameANSELMO J. MACCHI  
Aircraft Owner Street Address1580 BROAD ST  
Aircraft Owner CityHARTFORD  
Aircraft Owner StateCT 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode06106  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeHFD  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeCRE  
Destination CityMYRTLE BEACH  
Destination StateSC 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightTaxi 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordNov 8 2001 4:34PM 
User who most recently changed recordJOHB  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--