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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : grr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
ground : parked
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 3500
flight time type : 2500
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Pilot entered aircraft preparing to depart grr. Had removed front chock from nose wheel. Estimate 10 mins flight planning in cockpit. Very cold and windy on ramp. Had not seen a person on ramp during preflight. Hit starter and propeller made contact with person removing shocks from nose wheel. I checked the individual in the line office. No serious injuries. Asked him if he wanted to report the incident, go to his employer, or seek aid and his response was that he was not hurt and for me to go west/O further participation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PROPELLER OF GA SMT HIT AN FBO EMPLOYEE AS PLT ACTIVATED THE STARTER.
Narrative: PLT ENTERED ACFT PREPARING TO DEPART GRR. HAD REMOVED FRONT CHOCK FROM NOSE WHEEL. ESTIMATE 10 MINS FLT PLANNING IN COCKPIT. VERY COLD AND WINDY ON RAMP. HAD NOT SEEN A PERSON ON RAMP DURING PREFLT. HIT STARTER AND PROP MADE CONTACT WITH PERSON REMOVING SHOCKS FROM NOSE WHEEL. I CHKED THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE LINE OFFICE. NO SERIOUS INJURIES. ASKED HIM IF HE WANTED TO RPT THE INCIDENT, GO TO HIS EMPLOYER, OR SEEK AID AND HIS RESPONSE WAS THAT HE WAS NOT HURT AND FOR ME TO GO W/O FURTHER PARTICIPATION.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.