George College Sophomore Dies after Walking Into a Plane Propeller

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According to reports, a Georgia college students died after falling into the spinning propeller on a small aircraft he had rented for a dinner date.

Georgia Southern University sophomore Sani Aliyu (21), jumped from a plane piloted jointly by two friends, and was struck twice in the head. According to The New York Post

According to the outlet they had taken the woman and him to Savannah in a Cessna with a single engine.

“They flew to Savannah to go on a date, flew back, landed at the Statesboro Airport, and the young lady got off the plane, and he got off the airplane and walked toward the front of the plane, and when he did, the propeller hit him,” Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch Submitted to the Statesboro Herald

After the plane had landed, the accident occurred. “taxied onto the ramp area”According to a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft was still stationary at 10:35 p.m. 

According to reports, the plane had four passengers, including the pilot, and the co-pilot.

“We were deeply saddened to hear about the traffic incident that involved one of our students Sunday night,” Dr. Aileen Dowell, GSU’s dean of students, said in a statement.

“I have already been in touch with his family and professors, and we have mobilized all available resources to provide counseling and any other assistance the university can give.”

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating, a spokesperson for the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office told the New York Post.

 

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