An Oklahoma woman riding a lawn mower dies after being hit by an airplane wing

An Oklahoma woman riding a lawn mower dies after being hit by an airplane wing

A woman was killed when she was struck by the wing of a small plane while she was using a lawn mower last week in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Samantha Hayes, 27, was mowing the lawn at Broken Bow Airport on the afternoon of Sept. 29 when she was struck by the plane.

The Associated Press reported that pilot James Baxter told authorities that his plane touched down on the runway when he saw Hayes. Baxter, 70, said he tried to stop and fly over Hayes, but the plane's wing hit her head on.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. While authorities have not shared further details about the victim, tributes posted by her friends on Facebook reveal that Hayes was a single mother of three children, whose ages are unknown.

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