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Model Lauren Scruggs Loses Hand in Plane Propeller Accident

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Lauren Scruggs, a model and fashion blogger, lost her hand this weekend while she was exiting a small plane in Texas. Scruggs also suffered severe face and body injuries after accidentally walking too close to a plane propeller.

The New York Post reports that Scruggs, 23, was walking off of a small two-seater plane at a private airport in McKinney, Texas when she apparently walked in front of the powerful propeller. She lost her left hand in the incident.

But things could have been worse. Steve Blackman, an aviation enthusiast, said that Scruggs should consider herself lucky to make it out of the propeller accident alive. Blackman told the Post:

“These aren’t going to break if they hit you. It most likely is going to kill you if you get too close. If the engine is running at speed it will suck you into it, just like a jet engine will suck you into it.”

lauren scruggsCaring Bridge, a non-profit organization, has been providing updates on Scruggs’ recovery. A post explains the accident, saying:

“After exiting a propeller plane, an accident occurred where she walked into the front of the prop. Struck on the left side of her body, Lauren’s hand, head, and shoulder area were hit.”

Scruggs had facial and shoulder reconstruction. Her left hand was also amputated by doctors. But things are looking up for Lauren Scruggs. A recent update posted tonight reports that Scruggs spoke to doctors. The post reads:

“To the doctors and her family’s delight, Lauren said a few words this afternoon. When they asked her what her name is, she replied, “Lauren.”

Here’s a video of Lauren Scruggs, the Editor-in-Chief of LOLOMagazine, interviewing Kellan Lutz.

Do you think the FAA will find something faulty with the plane? And on a less serious note, if you had to lose one body part, what would it be?

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17 Responses to “Model Lauren Scruggs Loses Hand in Plane Propeller Accident”

  1. Christopher Koulouris

    Ultimately one has to wonder why the pilot allowed Ms Scrugges to disembark with the engine still running (it is understood he was doing a quick transfer and bringing on a new passenger) and whether FAA standards call for the complete cessation of the airplane engines before passengers alight. One senses the pilot will soon be the target of a very hefty lawsuit…or was this all the result of a self entitled passenger not heeding the advice of the pilot?

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/12/fashion-model-suffers-sever-facial-injuries-and-has-her-hand-sliced-off-as-she-walks-into-jet-propeller/

  2. Neo Leo Poe

    It's unfortunate that Lauren suffered injuries that have changed her life forever. Hopefully she will recover, and keep her positive outlook. GOD bliss her, and her family.They should have rules, that no one exit a plane until all external moving parts have stopped; nor enter a plane/aircraft, or even approach a it; unless it is stationary and has not been turned on.. I've heard many accidents like this happening, because of the noise at air-fields, and lacks safety measures.Sometimes something bad has to happen, before things are changed.

  3. Dirk Schaefer

    "Do you think the FAA will find something faulty with the plane? And on a less serious note, if you had to lose one body part, what would it be?". Who's the idiot that came up with this?

  4. Anonymous

    It is unfortunate. Its also so stupid its practically retarded. Nobody deserves this, but god damn how stupid is she.

  5. David Uvodich

    Lauren, I am so glad that you are doing better. You look great. I would love to take you to dinner in your home town. I will fly anywhere for you. My name is David and I am 47 years old. Please call me…..630-878-2244. Fondly, David U.

  6. Suzanne Bush

    My heart goes out to Lauren & her friends and family. Is it weird that I hope she becomes a pilot and advocate for aviation safety? I think that it would be interesting to see her as a different kind of advocate for women- for women in aviation.

  7. William Cox

    The dumb bitch deserved it! I mean who seriously doesn't notice a propeller spinning after just getting off the plane… watch she will say she was texting. She is the primary example of why blonde jokes exist.

  8. Doris Perez Wheat

    I don't care what anyone says, mistakes happen and no one and I mean NO ONE deserves to be called names because she made an error in judgement, and she certainly didn't deserve to lose her arm. Don't spit in the air because it might land in your face….just sayin'!!