Mar 16, 2010

Plane kills beach jogger during emergency landing

From a report at the link below:

A 38-year-old father of two was jogging and listening to his iPod when he was hit from behind and killed by a small plane making an emergency landing on the beach in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

The man died instantly when he was hit by the single-engine plane, which had lost its propeller. The pilot's vision was blocked by oil on the windshield.

Apparently the jogger did not see or hear the plane, which was basically gliding without a propeller.

The plane started leaking oil at about 13,000 feet and the pilot tried originally to make it to Hilton Head Airport.