DANVERS — A man was injured when he was struck by an airplane propeller at Beverly Municipal Airport, but police said the plane's engine was not running at the time and the injury was not life-threatening.

The incident took place at 1:29 p.m. on Friday near Hangar 4 on the Danvers side of the airport. Danvers police Sgt. Michael Balsley said the man received a "laceration" on his head from a propeller, although the plane's engine was not running.

"It sounds worse than it was," Balsley said.

The man was "alert and conscious" and was taken by ambulance to Beverly Hospital, Balsley said. Police did not identify the victim.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or pleighton@salemnews.com.


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