Pilot Dies After Walking Into Helicopter Rotor at Fair

Carl Enlow was reportedly struck as he reached for his hat

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Sep 29, 2013 8:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – A helicopter pilot is dead after officials say he walked into the aircraft's spinning rotor while giving rides at Pennsylvania's largest fair. Organizers say 69-year-old Carl Enlow died after being hit by the rotor Friday night at the Bloomsburg Fair. The fair's superintendent of police and parking says the helicopter was refueling when Enlow went back to speak to the pilot who relieved him. Bill Barratt says Enlow's hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it. Barratt says Enlow was an experienced pilot who had flown helicopters in the military; his death is under investigation.

A scene from the Bloomsburg Fair, Sept. 22, 2008 in Bloomsburg, Pa.
A scene from the Bloomsburg Fair, Sept. 22, 2008 in Bloomsburg, Pa.   (AP Photo/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise, Jimmy May)
A helicopter rotor; not the one in question.
A helicopter rotor; not the one in question.   (AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic)
  (©)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
6%
3%
77%
1%
8%
6%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   BuzzFeed   |   Cracked   |   World History Project   |   POPSUGAR Tech   |   Business Insider   |   HuffPost Entertainment