Nigerian Student, Aliyu killed By A Private Jet’s Propeller On His Way To A Dinner Date

Nigerian Student, Aliyu Killed By A Private Jet's Propeller On His Way To A Dinner Date

Nigerian Student, Aliyu Killed By A Private Jet’s Propeller On His Way To A Dinner Date.

  • The single-engine Cessna was carrying four passengers on the plane, the pilot, the co-pilot Mr. Aliyu and his date.
Nigerian Student, Aliyu Killed By A Private Jet's Propeller On His Way To A Dinner Date
A Single engine Cessna | File Photo credit: Cessna.org

A Nigerian student schooling in the US was killed by a private jet’s propeller while on his way to a dinner date.

Sani Aliyu, 21, had rented the private jet which was also piloted by his two friends to go on a dinner date but unfortunately died on Sunday, October 16, in a gory accident when he walked into the spinning blades of the small plane’s propeller on his way back from the date.

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According to media reports, Mr. Aliyu and his date were heading to nearby Savannah, which is around 55 miles from Statesboro from the main campus of the university, where he was studying.

Aliyu was a management major student at Georgia Southern University.

As he made to return to the plane, he was hit twice in the head at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport.

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch told Statesboro Herald:

“They flew to Savannah to go on a date, flew back, landed at the Statesboro Airport, and the young lady got off the plane, and he got off the airplane and walked toward the front of the plane. And when he did, the propeller hit him.”

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said the accident happened when the aircraft had “taxied onto the ramp area” and was left stood still around 10.35 pm on Sunday.

The single-engine Cessna was carrying four passengers on the plane, the pilot, the co-pilot Mr. Aliyu and his date. No one else was injured.

A spokesperson for the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, Todd Hutchens, said the incident was an accident and no one was at fault: “Nobody is really at fault of anything. It was an accident.”

Georgia Southern University has paid tribute to Mr. Aliyu.


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