NTSB Identification: WPR13LA096
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Camarillo, CA
Aircraft: QUICKSILVER SPORT IIS, registration: N1712
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Uninjured.
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On January 20, 2013, about 1435 Pacific standard time, the pilot of a Quicksilver Sport IIS, N1712, was performing a preflight checklist when an observer on the ground walked into the propeller at Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California. The Sport Pilot and his passenger were not injured; however, an observer on the ground was seriously injured. The pilot/owner was operating the aircraft under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal local flight, which was preparing for departure from Camarillo at the time of the accident. A flight plan had not been filed.
The pilot stated that he was preparing the aircraft for departure in a designated “run-up” area. His aircraft’s engine is aft mounted on the airframe and the propeller design is a pusher type. He did not see the ground observer approach the aircraft to adjust a GoPro camera, but did hear a noise. He shut down the engine and discovered the observer on the ground.
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