NTSB Identification: CHI99LA289.
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Scheduled 14 CFR operation of AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES, INC (D.B.A. AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES )
Accident occurred Friday, August 13, 1999 in CHICAGO, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2000
Aircraft: Aerospatiale ATR-42-300, registration: N282AT
Injuries: 1 Serious,23 Uninjured.

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The Aerospatiale ATR-42 was parked at gate G-16 at the O'Hare International Airport when a ramp service clerk walked into the right propeller. The left engine was shut down at the time and the right engine was operating. The clerk received nine stitches to his head and a broken collar bone. Aircraft wing lights and ramp lights were illuminated at the time. Headlights from vehicles parked on the ramp were also illuminating the right side of the airplane. The clerk was hired approximately 2 months prior to the accident. According to company records, he had received training regarding propeller awareness and the hazards of working around propeller driven aircraft.

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

the failure of the ramp service clerk to maintain clearance with the operating propeller. A factor related to the accident the inattentiveness on the part of the clerk.

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