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Year: 2019
Total Records: 1
   
 Incidents
 
Pilot struck by his prop after accidental throttle
Location: San Diego
Date:01/04/2019 Time:1200
Remarks: Reported by another pilot.

Instructor pilot had started the motor and was warming it up while standing in front of it. He was using a "finger throttle".

At some point he inadvertently throttled up enough that the motor lurched forward and pushed into his shoulder causing the prop (read more)