Airplane Landed On Runway 17 And Was Rolling Out When The Right Wing Struck The Grounds  Worker, Resulting In Fatal Injuries

Location: Broken Bow, OK Accident Number: CEN23LA423
Date & Time: September 29, 2023, 14:15 Local Registration: N9379Q
Aircraft: Beech A36 Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On September 29, 2023, about 1415 central daylight time, a Beech A36 airplane, N9379Q, was involved in an accident while landing at the Broken Bow Airport (90F), near Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The pilot was not injured. An airport grounds worker was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to initial reports, a grounds worker was mowing the grass along the west side of the runway 17 at 90F and was travelling toward the south. The airplane landed on runway 17 and was rolling out when the right wing struck the grounds  worker, resulting in fatal injuries.

At the time of the accident there was also a work crew bailing hay about 1,000 ft. south of the grounds worker that was injured and on the opposite side of the runway. There were no Notices to Air Missions (NOTAM) active for the mowing or hay bailing operations being conducted at the airport.