NTSB Identification: NYC87LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33671.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR ZANTOP INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
Accident occurred Thursday, October 09, 1986 in BOSTON, MA
Aircraft: LOCKHEED L188A, registration: N342HA
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

DURING ENGINE START NUMBER 4 ENGINE WAS STARTED. THE SIGNAL WAS GIVEN TO THE GROUND CREWMAN TO DISCONNECT THE AIR START UNIT. THE ENGINEER THOUGHT HE HEARD 'START NUMBER 3'. ENGINE NUMBER 4 WAS SHIFTED UP, IT STABILIZED, AND ENGINE NUMBER 3 WAS STARTED. AFTER THE GROUND CREWMAN DISCONNECTED THE AIR START UNIT, HE TURNED AROUND AND WALKED INTO THE PROPELLER OF THE NUMBER 3 ENGINE.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..FLIGHT ENGINEER

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..GROUND PERSONNEL

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

COMMUNICATIONS..NOT UNDERSTOOD..FLIGHT ENGINEER

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