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PILOT KILLED BY PLANE'S PROPELLER AT GILLESPIE FIELD

 

 Update January 31, 2012 - The Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Gordon Woodard, 41, of Santee.

January 30, 2012 (El Cajon) – A pilot attempting to start up a stalled plane at Gillespie Field Airport has died after being struck by the propeller and suffering a severe head injury. The pilot has not been identified by authorities yet pending notification of relatives. However the single-engine 1974 Piper was registered to a Lakeside resident.

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