A woman was seriously injured when she walked into a moving propeller at the Bay Bridge Airport in Stevensville, Maryland, on April 5, police said. Cynthia Lynn Connelly Ryan walked into the propeller just after 12:30 p.m., they said. She suffered a severe head laceration and was transported to the R. Adams Cowley Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore.
Jaime Giandomenico, manager of the airport, said the airplane involved made a routine landing and Ms. Ryan stepped out on the right hand side. He said the propeller was still moving at idle speed and may have been hard to see. An airport staffer and another pilot saw what happened, called 911 for help, and rendered aid until emergency crews responded. Giandomenico said the light sport aircraft, a small two-seater, is based at Suburban Airport near Laurel, Maryland. There was one other person on board, who was piloting the plane.