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Mechanic hit by moving airplane propeller at Troutdale Airport

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TROUTDALE, OR (KPTV) -

A Troutdale Airport mechanic was taken to the hospital after being hit by a moving airplane propeller.

Emergency crews responded to the airport at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters said a mechanic was working on a twin-engine plane, with the engines running. The airplane was secured, however investigators said a second mechanic inside the plane adjusted the controls, causing the plane to lunge forward.

The mechanic on the outside was struck in the left arm by the propeller.

His injuries were described as severe, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.

Firefighters said the man, who is in his mid-20s, was conscious and talking while he was being treated at the scene.

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