A student at Georgia Southern University died instantly after walking into the propeller of an airplane Sunday night, according to reports.
Bulloch Coroner Jake Futch identified the young man as Sani Aliyu, 21, according to the Statesboro Herald.
Aliyu had rented the airplane for a romantic date, and he reportedly landed the aircraft safely at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport at around 10:35 p.m. The airplane, a 2005 Cessna 172S, held four occupants when it landed: a pilot and a co-pilot, as well as Aliyu and a young woman who was allegedly Aliyu’s date. (RELATED: Three Grand Canyon University Students Killed In Wrong-Way Crash)
The woman exited the plane and walked towards the back of the aircraft while Aliyu walked towards the front, where he was struck twice in the head by the propeller and died instantly, the outlet reported. Bulloch County 911 allegedly sent emergency services Sunday night, and Futch pronounced Aliyu dead on scene.
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Aliyu, a sophomore at Georgia Southern, was originally from Nigeria, AP News reported, citing school spokeswoman Melanie Simon.