NTSB Identification: LAX85LA183.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28057.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 16, 1985 in APPLE VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N1359W
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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.

UPON LANDING & TAXIING OFF THE RWY THE ATP CERTIFICATED PLT WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE THE DESIRED ACFT HANGAR IN WHICH THE ACFT WAS TO BE PARKED. THE PLT & HIS 15-YEAR-OLD PAX OBSERVED A BYSTANDER NEAR THEIR ACFT. THE PLT DIRECTED THE PAX TO EXIT THE ACFT & ASK THE BYSTANDER WHERE THE HANGAR WAS LOCATED. THE PLT FAILED TO SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE. THE PAX REPORTED HE EXITED THE ACFT AND WALKED TOWARD THE BYSTANDER USING THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE BECAUSE THE BYSTANDER WAS PREPARING TO ENTER ANOTHER ACFT. THE PAX WALKED ON THE WING, AROUND THE DOOR AND JUMPED OFF THE LEADING EDGE OF THE RIGHT WING STRIKING THE WINDMILLING PROPELLER. THE PAX REPORTED THE PLT FAILED TO BRIEF HIM ON THE PROPER WAY TO ENTER AND EXIT THE ACFT.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

PASSENGER BRIEFING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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