Thurs. 1:55 p.m.: Aeronautics school did not violate FAA rules
VIENNA- The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled there were no regulatory violations March 27 at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics where two students were injured.
“The school did not violate any FAA regulations,” Tony Molinaro, a FAA spokesman, said. “There have been some discussions there may be a need for some sort of safety program done at the school. It has not been determined whether that should be done.”
Zachary J. Norris, 20, was critically wounded from injuries incurred when a propeller hit him in the head and Cody W. Keller, 28, suffered a hand injury.
The students were working on a propeller engine that was mounted on a stand. The propeller began spinning when students moved it to move oil.