NTSB Identification: CHI91LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43854.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 03, 1991 in ST.CROIX FALLS, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: AERONCA 15AC, registration: N1340H
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.
PILOT AND PASSENGER RETURNED FROM LOCAL FLIGHT AND TAXIED TO HANGAR AT PRIVATE AIRSTRIP. AN AUTOMOBILE WAS PARKED BETWEEN TAXIWAY AND HANGAR. PASSENGER EXITED AIRPLANE ON RIGHT SIDE TO GO MOVE AUTOMOBILE. AFTER EXITING, PASSENGER WALKED FORWARD THROUGH THE PROPELLER. ENGINE WAS AT IDLE POWER, APPROXIMATELY 500 RPM. PILOT DID NOT BRIEF PASSENGER ON PROPELLER HAZARD.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE TO CONDUCT A PASSENGER SAFETY BRIEFING, AND INADEQUATE SUPERVISION, BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT IS THE PASSENGER'S INATTENTIVENESS.
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