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Man killed by plane propeller in Knox County

79-year-old man hit by blades after starting engine

A 79-year-old man was killed by the propeller blades of his plane Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. at Knox County's Wynkoop Airport near Mount Vernon.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Larry Hoover of Millersport was starting his 1941 Aeronca 65-CA fixed wing single engine plane when he was struck by the blade.

A MedFlight helicopter took Hoover to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Highway Patrol troopers are investigating the incident.