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The aerodrome caretaker had been requested to inflate a tyre on one of the operator's aircraft. The engines of VH-IGT were operating when the pilot observed the caretaker approaching, carrying a battery which powered an air pump. The caretaker walked around the tail of the aircraft, placed the battery near the right wheel, moved to the wing tip and proceeded towards another aircraft. He then realised he had taken the battery to the wrong aircraft and returned, walking directly towards the right engine. The pilot attempted to shutdown the engines but the caretaker continued forward and was struck by the rotating propeller.

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General details
Date: 24 July 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: N/A  
Location:Wilton Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 10 October 1984  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Pilatus Britten-Norman Ltd 
Aircraft model: BN2 
Aircraft registration: VH-IGT 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:N/A
Departure time:N/A
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