by: Alexa Ashwell Updated:
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. - The National Transportation and Safety Board was contacted after a plane hit a man on his lawn mower at the Taylorsville Airport, according to police.
The accident happened on the airport's grass landing strip.
The pilot told Channel 9 Eyewitness reporter Alexa Ashwell he was attempting to land and didn't see the man on the lawn mower until it was too late.
Alexander Emergency Services Director Russell Greene said the victim's hand was severed in the accident.
He was taken by medical helicopter to North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
The investigation is ongoing.