Bizarre accident involving airplane and lawnmower leaves man without hand

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by WHAS editors

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Posted on April 27, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Updated Sunday, Apr 27 at 9:57 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - A man in North Carolina lost his hand in a bizarre accident with an airplane while he was mowing the lawn.

The victim was mowing the lawn at a small airport when a plane that was trying to land collided wtih him. The plane's propellor severed the man's hand.

Officials said the pilot did not see the man until it was too late.

They also said this likely happened because there was no radio communication for the airport. It's a small enough airport that pilots usually circle the grass landing before coming down.

The victim has been mowing the lawn at the small airport for 40 years.

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