NTSB Identification: DEN84LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22697.
Accident occurred Friday, November 04, 1983 in RICHFIELD, UT
Aircraft: MITSUBISHI MU-2B-60, registration: N477MA
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 ACFT PROPELLER STRUCK A 12 YEAR OLD MALE PASSENGER AFTER HE DEPLANED. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON AN UNLIGHTED RAMP AT ABOUT 1930 HOURS MST. THE BOY HAD WALKED FORWARD ALONG THE FUSELAGE TO LOOK INTO THE COCKPIT WHEN HE WAS HIT. HIS FATHER WAS IN THE COCKPITS LEFT SEAT. THE SHUTDOWN OF ENGINES HAD BEEN SLOW THE PLT SAID BECAUSE THIS WAS BASICALLY A TRAINING MISSION. THE LEFT PROPELLER WAS WINDMILLING TO A STOP WHEN THE BOY WAS HIT. ACCORDING TO THE LINE CREWS THIS BOY WAS KNOWN TO JUMP OUT THE ACFT AND RUN AROUND THE RAMP. THE COMPANY PRESIDENT WHO WAS THE ACTING PLT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT SAID 'THE BOY EXITED THE ACFT AGAINST INSTRUCTIONS AND VERBAL WARNINGS.'

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..NOT FOLLOWED..PASSENGER


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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