NTSB Identification: CHI83LA039
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 17, 1982 in NEW HUDSON, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/17/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N7730C
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

THE PILOT WAS GIVING A PLANE RIDE TO HIS BROTHER, HIS BROTHER'S GRANDSON AND THE CHILD'S MOTHER. THE CHILD'S GRANDMOTHER WANTED TO TAKE PICTURES AND WALKED INTO THE PARKING AREA NEXT TO THE TAXIWAY. WHILE LOOKING THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER, HER DEPTH PERCEPTION WAS AFFECTED. SHE WALKED TOO CLOSE TO THE TAXIWAY AND INTO THE PATH OF THE PLANE'S WING. SHE WAS STRUCK BY THE WING TIP (A GLANCING BLOW ON THE SIDE OF HER HEAD). SUBSEQUENTLY, SHE FELL AND BROKE HER LEFT CLAVICLE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION..NOT IDENTIFIED..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..OTHER PERSON

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