NTSB Identification: FTW82FRA25
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 04, 1982 in HOUSTON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/04/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N53070
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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.

AFTER RETURNING FROM A SHORT CROSS-COUNTRY, THE PILOT TAXIED TO HIS PARKING SPOT. HIS CAR WAS PARK ON ONE SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT'S PARKING SPOT AND ANOTHER CAR WAS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. THE PILOT'S WIFE DEPLANED TO MOVE HIS CAR WHILE THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE WAS STILL RUNNING. SHE WALKED FORWARD INTO THE ARC OF THE PROPELLER. THE PROPELLER STRUCK HER LEFT ARM AND SHOULDER, SEVERING HER ARM.

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:

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION..INATTENTIVE..PASSENGER

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