NTSB Identification: CHI88LA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35500.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 10, 1988 in CONVERSE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N46701
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 PLT HAD FLOWN ONE CLOSED CIRCUIT PATTERN OF THE LOCAL ARPT AND LANDED TO PICK UP TWO ADDITIONAL PASSENGERS. PURPOSE OF THE LOCAL FLIGHT WAS FOR SIGHTSEEING. THE ACFT WAS PARKED WITH ENGINE AT IDLE. ONE BOARDING PASSENGER APPROACHED THE ACFT FROM THE LEFT REAR, SAW THE OTHER PAX BOARDING ON THE RIGHT SIDE, AND WAS PROCEEDING AROUND THE FRONT OF THE ACFT WHEN SHE WAS STRUCK BY THE PROPELLER.

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PASSENGER

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