Plane hits man on lawnmower at airport in North Carolina

The National Transportation and Safety Board is investigating a crash involving a plane and a man on a riding lawnmower (KTRK)
April 27, 2014 9:20:33 AM PDT
A man in North Carolina is a walking miracle this morning, this after surviving a run-in with a plane and a lawn mower.

Investigators say the man was mowing a small airport's landing strip, when a landing plane collided with him. The man lost his hand in the accident from the lawn mower.

As for the pilot of the plane, he tells officials, he didn't see the victim until it was too late.

"It's my understanding there is no radio communications here for landing at this airport. This is a simple, grass strip, small planes only. Typically pilots circle the field. Make sure it's clear and then come in for a landing," said County emergency director Russell Greene.

No charges are pending yet for that pilot. But the NTSB and the FAA are investigating. We're told the victim remains in an area hospital. He is expected to be OK.

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