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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151371
Last updated: 14 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172F Skyhawk
Registration: N8475U
C/n / msn: 17252375
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Stanly County Airport - KVUJ, Albemarle, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Albemarle, NC (VUJ)
Destination airport:Albemarle, NC (VUJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot and flight instructor had landed, parked, and secured the airplane. They returned about 15 minutes later and attempted to restart the airplane but were unable to do so. An external battery supply was connected to the airplane by the owner of the flight school, and at that time of the engine start, the student was located behind the airplane. After the engine was started, the instructor allowed the engine to idle for about 1 minute while the external power supply was removed by the owner. Neither the owner nor the instructor observed the student walk from the rear of the airplane to the front until the airplane's engine made an unusual sound, and they then noticed the student running from the front of the airplane. The student pilot sustained a serious injury to his left arm.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to remain clear of the airplane’s rotating propeller.


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Revision history:

21-Dec-2012 23:23 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 14:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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