On January 24, 1995, at 0100 central standard time, a passenger in a Cessna A152, N4892A, was fatally injured during ground operations near Houston, Texas. The private pilot was not injured. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The airplane sustained minor damage. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the Pilot/Operator Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2, the pilot performed a "normal" preflight of the aircraft. "The pilot and passenger got into the plane, and the pilot started the engine." As he attempted to taxi, he realized that the nose wheel chocks were still in place. The pilot stated that the passenger "volunteered" to remove the chocks. He further stated that he "reminded the passenger to stay clear of the propeller." The passenger then exited the right door and proceeded around the rear of the aircraft. According to the pilot, she kneeled down to remove the chocks. "Then she stood up and turned towards the propeller." Subsequently, the passenger was struck in the head by the propeller.