NTSB Identification: FTW83LA177.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21523.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 02, 1983 in MCKINNEY, TX
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-6, registration: N927BA
Injuries: 1 Fatal,4 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.

THREE OBSERVERS ACCOMPANIED THE AIRCREW & OTHER PASSENGERS ON A FLT TO TRANSPORT SKYDIVERS ALOFT. PRIOR TO THE FLT, ALL 3 OF THE OBSERVERS WERE BRIEFED NOT TO EXIT THE ACFT UNTIL THE ENGINES WERE SECURED. HOWEVER, 1 OF THE 3 DISCUSSED THE NEED TO MOVE A CESSNA 172 AT THE COMPLETION OF THE FLT. AFTER RETURNING FROM THE FLT, THE AIRCREW STOPPED THE PLANE ON THE RAMP. WHILE THE ENGINES WERE STILL RUNNING, THE OCCUPANT THAT WANTED TO MOVE THE CESSNA EXITED THE ACFT. UNBEKNOWN TO HIM & THE PLT, THE OTHER 2 OCCUPANTS ALSO EXITED THE ACFT. ONE OF THEM WALKED INTO THE ARC OF THE LEFT PROPELLER & RECEIVED A FATAL HEAD INJURY.

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

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INTERPRETATION OF INSTRUCTIONS..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PASSENGER

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION..PERFORMED..PASSENGER

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