NTSB Identification: IAD97LA057.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 01, 1997 in ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1999
Aircraft: Fokker F-27, registration: N280MA
Injuries: 1 Minor,37 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

While taxiing, the pilot observed a van travelling in reverse motion, moving from the pilot's left to right. The pilot signaled the van with the landing lights to attract the driver's attention, but the van passed the nose of the airplane. The pilot stopped the airplane, and the van continued and struck the right rear fuselage of the airplane. The investigation revealed that the driver had exited the running van to work on another airplane, without setting the parking brake. The van's transmission had been replaced the day of the accident, and the indicator for the gear selection was missing from the steering column.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

Failure of the driver of the van to set the parking brake before exiting the van.

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