Plane kills jogger in emergency landing

March 16th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Hilton Head, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A single engine plane made an emergency landing on a South Carolina beach, and killed a jogger in the process. The jogger probably didn’t listen to the roar of the single engine plane, as he was listening to his iPod. So the 38-year-old Robert Gary Jones was hit from the behind by the plane and he was fatally injured by the plane. Robert Gary Jones’s wife and his 2 children survive him.
The coroner revealed on Tuesday that Robert Gary Jones belonged to Woodstock, Ga. and he didn’t hear the roar of the plane, and didn’t run to safety because he was listening to music on his iPod. The plane was in trouble and had to make an emergency landing because, its propeller was damaged, and the pilot also didn’t see the jogger because his view was blocked, as there was oil on his windshield. If the pilot had seen that the jogger was in the line of fire, then he might have chosen a different spot to make his emergency landing, in order to save the jogger.
Meanwhile the plane had 1 passenger on board, and both the pilot and the passenger on board were said to be safe and sound.

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