NTSB Identification: NYC92LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46091.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, April 17, 1992 in LEXINGTON, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/15/1993
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD SA-227AC, registration: N27465
Injuries: 1 Minor,4 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.

THE AIRPLANE WAS TAXIING TO THE GATE AFTER LANDING WHEN THE FLIGHT CREW OBSERVED A VEHICLE APPROACHING THEM FROM AHEAD ON THE TAXIWAY. THEY STOPPED THE AIRPLANE. THE VEHICLE STRUCK THE AIRPLANE, PASSING THROUGH THE RIGHT ENGINE PROPELLER ARC, BETWEEN THE FUSELAGE AND RIGHT ENGINE. THE DRIVER HAD GAINED ENTRY ONTO THE TAXIWAY BY DRIVING THROUGH A LOCKED GATE AND BREAKING THE FENCE. WHEN INTERVIEWED, THE VEHICLE DRIVER SAID HE HAD BEEN DRINKING AND WANTED TO KILL HIMSELF.

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

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE BY THE VEHICLE DRIVER.

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