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United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:14 am

https://www.google.com/amp/newyork.cbsl ... rport/amp/

Hope she's okay. I'm guessing a CommutAir plane? Only props for UA that would be at EWR.
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:03 pm

9lflyguy wrote:
https://www.google.com/amp/newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/02/united-airlines-employee-struck-by-plane-propeller-at-newark-airport/amp/

Hope she's okay. I'm guessing a CommutAir plane? Only props for UA that would be at EWR.



Or, you know, where ever they fly to from EWR....
It’s perfectly natural to be surprised by something coming at you faster than light. You’d never see it coming anyway. . .
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:40 pm

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
9lflyguy wrote:
https://www.google.com/amp/newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/02/united-airlines-employee-struck-by-plane-propeller-at-newark-airport/amp/

Hope she's okay. I'm guessing a CommutAir plane? Only props for UA that would be at EWR.



Or, you know, where ever they fly to from EWR....


She was injured in EWR. He's saying the airline mustbe CommutAir because they are the only prop operator for UA at EWR.
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:00 pm

"Authorities say the plane was not on a runway at the time of the accident..."

Props to the non-aviation press for sticking to the facts and making sense.
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:11 pm

She worked for Prime Air who does ground handling and cleaning, not a United employee as the thread title says. Hope for the best for her as a fellow aviation professional.
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:06 pm

How terrible, praying she has a full recovery.
I still remember the young lady who was killed at EWR terminal B, when she walked into the prop of a NW airlink. She was a working ground agent. Early 90's I believe. Terrible
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:45 pm

You really cannot see a spinning prop unless you happen to stare right at it. I remember flying into Marion, IL. on a Skyhawk with me in the right seat. The person in the left seat let me out to do something, and left the engine running. I walked back to the plane and almost walked into the prop. I remember saying "whoaaa that was close" to myself. My procedure changed at that moment. Whenever I am left seat I ALWAYS kill the engine while waiting for someone to join me on board.

Hope she wasn't injured badly, and recovers quickly.
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:51 pm

Not really sure how this happens. Before you approach any aircraft, it's chocked, engines are shut down/props come to a stop and you are given the thumbs up by the marshaller after the anti collision light/beacon has been switched off by the Captain.
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:09 pm

[twoid][/twoid]
Scinfaxi wrote:
Not really sure how this happens. Before you approach any aircraft, it's chocked, engines are shut down/props come to a stop and you are given the thumbs up by the marshaller after the anti collision light/beacon has been switched off by the Captain.



Um, ya, sure
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:30 pm

bob75013 wrote:
You really cannot see a spinning prop unless you happen to stare right at it. I remember flying into Marion, IL. on a Skyhawk with me in the right seat. The person in the left seat let me out to do something, and left the engine running. I walked back to the plane and almost walked into the prop. I remember saying "whoaaa that was close" to myself. My procedure changed at that moment. Whenever I am left seat I ALWAYS kill the engine while waiting for someone to join me on board.

Hope she wasn't injured badly, and recovers quickly.

I've never had a close call like that, but I've always had the mindset of unless you can make positive confirmation and see the props stopped, treat them as if they're moving.

I hope this woman pulls through.
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:15 am

The article says the prop was moving, but doesn't specify that the engine was running. Any chance that it was simply windmilling quietly in the breeze?
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:21 am

My good friends cousin was a part time ramper for Precision Airlines at EWR it was her last day she was going to work for Northwest Airlines the next day and was killed when she walked into a spinning prop. Very sweet girl I met her you can never be too cautious around props.

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/06/nyreg ... eller.html
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:17 am

redzeppelin wrote:
The article says the prop was moving, but doesn't specify that the engine was running. Any chance that it was simply windmilling quietly in the breeze?


That's not likely. A windmilling prop rotates slowly enough that it's visible. A windmilling prop might hurt you. One that's engine powered is likely to kill you.
 
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Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:24 am

jetmatt777 wrote:
She was injured in EWR. He's saying the airline mustbe CommutAir because they are the only prop operator for UA at EWR.



Figured. Was just sort of tongue in cheek.

groundbird wrote:
Props to the non-aviation press for sticking to the facts and making sense.


I see what you did there there.
It’s perfectly natural to be surprised by something coming at you faster than light. You’d never see it coming anyway. . .

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