NTSB Identification: MKC83FA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21282.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, February 24, 1983 in ST. LOUIS, MO
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA 226TC, registration: N237AM
Injuries: 1 Serious,9 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ROTATING RIGHT PROP STRUCK A FEMALE CHILD PASSENGER WHO HAD RUN DOWN THE ACFT AIRSTAIR TO RETRIEVE A DOLL SHE HAD DROPPED WHILE CLIMBING THE AIRSTAIR TO BOARD FOR THE FLT. A COMPANY ATTENDANT WAS STATIONED AT THE LEFT (STOPPED) PROP, BUT NOT ON OR NEAR THE AIRSTAIR, TO ASSIST THE PASSENGERS. THE OPERATOR HAD NO PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE OPERATION OF ENGINES DURING ENPLANING & DEPLANING. BOARDING PROCEDURES WERE SKETCHY, BUT HAVE BEEN CHANGED SINCE THE ACCIDENT TO REQUIRE A CREWMEMBER BE ON THE BOARDING STAIRS PRIOR TO BOARDING PASSENGERS.

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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

CONDITION(S)/STEP(S) NOT LISTED..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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