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By now you’ve doubtless seen the video of a guy hand propping a Cirrus and it starting and, well, there being no one in the Cirrus to keep it from doing what it normally does when the engine starts (apparently at high rpm).
But back in the day—the 1950s by the look of it—the FAA released a movie (I guess they hadn’t yet started up a YouTube account) that showed a hand propping accident that’s truly terrifying. Warning. This is upsetting to watch but everybody survives.