Ikarus C42 FB80, G-CDVI
After refuelling the aircraft and completing the checks, the pilot started the engine and ran it at idle to allow it to warm up. His passenger was strapped in and the doors were closed but the passenger complained that she could not find her mobile telephone and suddenly, against the advice of the pilot, opened the door, stepped out of the aircraft and into the path of the rotating propeller.
She suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder and two of the three composite propeller blades were damaged.
Ikarus C42 FB80 G-CDVI 08-13.pdf (87.52 kb)