Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

December 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Man struck by propeller at King County Airport

A man who is believed to have been struck on the head by an airplane propeller at the King County International Airport this afternoon was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to a spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 3 p.m., a passerby called 911 after finding an unconscious man lying near an airplane inside a hangar at the airport, also known as Boeing Field, in the 8000 block of Perimeter Road, said sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West.

The man suffered “a very large head injury,” and while no witnesses saw what happened, “we believe he was possibly hit by a propeller,” West said.

We’ll update this post as soon as we have additional information.

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: accident, King County Airport, King County Sheriff's Office


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►