NTSB Identification: MIA85LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26497.
Accident occurred Friday, October 19, 1984 in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N5926V
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT WHILE STANDING ON THE RAMP WITH THE ENG RUNNING IN PREPARATION FOR FLT, THEY WERE HAVING DIFFICULTY CLOSING THE ACFT DOOR. A PASSENGER GOT OUT TO LOOK FOR HELP BUT ONCE OUT OF THE ACFT WALKED ALONG THE RT WING LEADING EDGE UP TO THE ENG COWLING AND FROM THERE TRIED TO CLOSE THE DOOR SEVERAL TIMES. WHILE DOING SO THE PASSENGER WAS HIT BY THE PROPELLER.

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PASSENGER

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