College Student Dies After Plane Propeller Strikes Him In The Head

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Georgia college student killed by plane propeller after returning from date – CBS News

A sophomore management major at Georgia Southern University was involved in a tragic incident Sunday night.

Sani Aliyu, 21, and a young woman had flown to Savannah and back in a single-engine Cessna. However, Aliyu was involved in an accident with the propeller after getting off the plane.

The Georgia college student was killed after being struck by a propeller of a plane he had just rented for a date. The plane landed safely in Statesboro at about 10:35 pm, but the student was killed instantly after being struck by the propeller twice in the head.

The pilot and co-pilot were acquainted with the man who was killed, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office’s captain Todd Hutchens.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the death at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport. The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office said it could not provide any details at the time, and the FAA and NTSB will investigate.

Georgia Southern University’s dean of students and associate vice president said the university has mobilized all available resources to provide counseling and any other assistance it can give. Dr. Aileen Dowell, Georgia Southern University’s dean of students, said the school was “deeply saddened” by the news.

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