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Old 31st Dec 2018, 05:19
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Propeller hazard

I just stumbled upon the report of a horrific accident involving a student pilot who walked into the prop of a C152. The flight school in question was routinely disembarking one student and embarking the next with the engine running.

That seems insane, and not just because of the prop danger. But the report did not explicitly condemn the practice. Although failure to shut down the engine was listed as a contributory cause (!), the recommendations talked vaguely about the importance of awareness of the dangers of spinning props among students and passengers.

Is it ever acceptable practice to allow people to enter/exit a small aircraft with the engine running? Why would this ever be permitted ? Whatever permitted means in this context.

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