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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44094
Last updated: 1 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna T210M
Owner/operator:Aerial Advertising Services
Registration: N761GW
C/n / msn: 21062255
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Hayward, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Petaluma, CA (O69)
Destination airport:Hayward, CA (HWD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was standing with the engine operating when the passenger got out of the airplane and contacted the rotating propeller. The pilot stated that prior to the accident he and the passenger had flown to another airport. Following a brief stop, they flew to the accident airport. After landing the pilot taxied to the pad area where he turned the airplane around, positioning the nose to face the runways. The pilot began cooling down the turbocharged engine by maintaining low revolutions per minute (rpm), while keeping the airplane stationary. He planned to perform an approximate 5-minute cooling down period and then taxi the airplane to a parking area where he would shut down. After several minutes of the airplane standing, the passenger took off his headset, got out of the airplane, and walked into the rotating propeller. The pilot was not sure of the reasoning behind the passenger exiting the airplane but thought that he may have been getting impatient with the wait for the engine cool down. The pilot stated that the passenger was an experienced pilot; in recent years he mostly flew airplanes that were equipped with wing struts.
Probable Cause: The passenger's failure to see and avoid the rotating propeller.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
03-Jan-2011 14:18 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
05-Dec-2017 09:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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