By RUSS BYNUM
Associated Press Writer
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The mother of a man hit and
killed by a small plane as he jogged on a South Carolina beach says
he was on a business trip and looking forward to heading home for
his daughter's third birthday.
Authorities in Hilton Head say Robert Gary Jones of Georgia died
instantly when the plane hit him as it made an emergency landing.
It had lost its propeller and the pilot's vision was blocked by oil
on the windshield.
Jones apparently did not see or hear the plane. His mom, Pauline
Jones of Florida, says he was excited to be going home Wednesday to
see his wife and two children and celebrate his daughter's
He was a salesman for drug company GlaxoSmithKline and traveled
often for business. His mother says he loved fishing, cooking and
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