NTSB Identification: WPR13LA096
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Camarillo, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/02/2014
Aircraft: QUICKSILVER SPORT IIS, registration: N1712
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 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 reported that he was preparing his airplane for departure in a designated “run-up” area. The passenger’s girlfriend wanted to document the flight with photographs and video. As she approached the airplane from the rear to check an airframe-mounted camera before the airplane departed, she was struck in the head by the propeller of the rear mounted engine. The pilot heard the noise and immediately shut the engine down. Several other people, who were standing nearby, had warned her to stay clear of the engine/propeller area.

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

The person on the ground’s failure to stay clear of a spinning propeller.

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