NTSB Identification: FTW91LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45396.
Accident occurred Friday, September 20, 1991 in FRANKSTON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7-GCB, registration: N9908Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 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 INSTRUCTOR PILOT ASKED A FRIEND TO HELP PUSH THE FLOAT PLANE FROM THE SHORELINE BY THE RIGHT WING TIP. A STUDENT PILOT WAS ONBOARD THE AIRCRAFT AND THE ENGINE WAS OPERATING. THE GROUND PERSON FIRST PUSHED ON THE RIGHT STRUT THEN ON THE RIGHT FLOAT. THE INSTRUCTOR YELLED AT HIM NOT TO PUSH AT THOSE LOCATIONS. HE THEN SHUT THE ENGINE OFF, BUT BEFORE THE PROPELLER STOPPED, THE GROUND PERSON LIFTED HIS HEAD AND WAS STRUCK BY A BLADE.

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

THE GROUND PERSON DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS.

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