Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2001 Issue

June 15, Ottawa, Ill. / De Havilland Twin Otter

At 23:15 central time, a passenger was seriously injured after walking into the propeller blade of a De Havilland, DHC-6 Twin Otter after the airplane landed at the Sky Dive Chicago Airport. The pilot and additional five passengers were not injured. Witnesses said the aircraft was stopped on the ramp and the pilot was in the process of shutting down the engines when a passenger departed from the airplane, went toward the front of the airplane, and was struck by a rotating propeller....

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