NTSB Identification: CHI92LA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47236.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 05, 1992 in DWIGHT, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N35107
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 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.

AFTER A FLIGHT, THE PILOT STOPPED ON THE RAMP WITH ENGINE RUNNING AND ATTEMPTED TO GAIN THE ATTENTION OF GROUND PERSONNEL TO ATTEND TO A DISCREPANT CONDITION ON HIS AIRPLANE. WHEN THIS DID NOT SUCCEED, HE ASKED THE PASSENGER (HIS WIFE) TO GO AND BRING SOMEONE TO THE AIRPLANE. SHE GOT OUT THE RIGHT DOOR AND WALKED INTO THE PROPELLER ARC.

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

THE PASSENGER'S INATTENTION TO THE PROPELLER ARC AND THE PILOT'S IMPROPER PROCEDURE IN DISEMBARKING A PASSENGER WHILE THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING.

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