Preliminary Accident Reports

October 1999 Issue

July 28, Little Rock, Ark. / Aerospatiale ATR 42-500

At 11:27 CDT, a Continental Express Aerospatiale ATR 42-500 was terminating its flight at Adams Field when a ground crewmember was killed by a rotating propeller. Witnesses said the ground crewmember walked from behind the left wing toward the nose of the airplane, listening or talking on a shoulder mounted radio and then looked up at the people in the terminal. He had been working in Little Rock as a ground operator for approximately 31 years....

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