NTSB Identification: NYC84LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25241.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 13, 1984 in WEST HAMPTON, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 305A, registration: N49236
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.

THE ACFT HAD JUST LANDED & THE PLT WAS TAXIING TO HOOK UP TO ANOTHER GLIDER WHEN THE ACFT BECAME LODGED N SOFT DIRT. TWO GROUND CREWMEMBERS CAME OVER TO THE ACFT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE TOLD ONE OF THEM TO 'STAY BEHIND THE STRUT WHILE I SHUTDOWN'. HE THEN TURNED TO CHECK ON THE OTHER PERSON AS HE PULLED THE MIXTURE TO STOP THE ENG. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE PLT HEARD A THUMP. HE SAID HE LOOKED BACK TO THE LEFT & SAW THE CREWMEMBER LAYING ON THE GROUND WITH SERIOUS INJURIES. IN RETROSPECT, THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE COULD HAVE SHUT THE ENG DOWN WITH THE MAG SWITCH WHICH WOULD HAVE BEENFASTER THAN CUTTING OFF THE MIXTURE.E MIXTURE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INATTENTIVE..GROUND PERSONNEL

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION..INATTENTIVE..GROUND PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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