NTSB Identification: FTW89DRD10.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40278.
Accident occurred Friday, June 30, 1989 in MER ROUGE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/1990
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164-B, registration: N8341K
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Uninjured.

THE AG AIRPLANE WAS TAXIING BETWEEN PARKED AIRPLANES AND A HANGAR, AFTER A FLIGHT, WHEN A FARMER WALKED INTO THE THE PROPELLER. THE FARMER OFTEN CAME TO THE AIRSTRIP TO SELL HIS PRODUCE TO THE AIRSTRIP WORKERS. WITNESSES SAID THE FARMER WAS WALKING ACROSS THE RAMP TOWARD HIS PICKUP, AND WHEN THEY SAW THE APPROACHING AIRPLANE, THEY YELLED A WARNING TO HIM. THE PILOT SAID HE WAS UNAWARE THERE WAS ANYONE IN FRONT OF THE AIRPLANE.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE INDIVIDUAL STRUCK BY THE TAXIING AIRPLANE'S PROPELLER TO VISUALLY PERCEIVE AND AVOID THE AIRPLANE.

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