The Daily Puppy

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tragedy on Hilton Head Island

A tragedy happened on the beach on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Monday night when a jogger was struck and killed by a single-engine airplane that was making an emergency landing.

Gary Jones, a 38-year-old salesman for GlaxoSmithKline on a business trip, had ear buds in as he was listening to his iPod while jogging and couldn't hear or see the plane as it tried to land after losing its propeller. Oil was smeared over the windshield of the aircraft, making visibility difficult for the pilot, authorities said.

The plane was "basically gliding," said the coroner.

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