NTSB Identification: NYC92LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45265.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of BRITT AIRWAYS (D.B.A. CONTINENTAL EXPRESS )
Accident occurred Saturday, October 12, 1991 in BRIDGEPORT, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/08/1993
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE ATR-42-320, registration: N25811
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 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.

FLIGHT 3894 WAS PARKED ON THE RAMP WITH THE RIGHT ENGINE RUNNING, IN PREPARATION FOR DEPARTURE. THE INJURED EMPLOYEE WAS AN OFF DUTY, NON REVENUE PASSENGER TRAVELLING TO NEWARK. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ASSISTING THE STATION AGENT PREPARE THE FLIGHT FOR DEPARTURE WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. NEITHER THE FLIGHT CREW NOR THE STATION AGENT WERE AWARE OF THE EMPLOYEE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE AIRPLANE UNTIL THEY HEARD A 'LOUD THUMP' AND OBSERVED THE EMPLOYEE LYING BENEATH THE PROPELLER. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED DURING THE HOURS OF DARKNESS.

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

THE EMPLOYEE'S FAILURE TO FOLLOW PROPER PROCEDURES AND THE DIVERSION OF HER ATTENTION WHICH RESULTED IN HER BEING STRUCK BY A SPINNING PROPELLER.

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