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Ohio woman killed by plane propeller was likely getting food order from pilot

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Sarah Rhoads, 24, died Tuesday at a Dayton hospital, where she had been flown after Sunday's accident in Middletown. Authorities said she suffered severe head injuries. (Start Skydiving)

The Ohio woman who died Tuesday from severe head injuries suffered when she walked into a spinning airplane propeller at a skydiving business where she worked was taking a food order from a pilot, coworkers said.

Sarah Rhoads died at a Dayton hospital, where she had been flown after Sunday's accident in the town of Middletown. Authorities said she suffered severe head injuries.

WDTN.com reported that propellers on these kinds of planes are oftentimes in the front of the aircraft. The propeller that struck Rhoades had the propellers on its wings.

"She just made an error," John Hart, the business owner, told NewsNet5.com. "Usually the propellers are going so fast, you can't see them. She probably walked around the nose and didn't see it."

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will investigate the accident.

Gene Newsome, a manager at the business who was vacationing during the accident, described Rhoads as an employee who "worked at 100 miles per hour."

"She was awesome," he told FoxNews.com

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