Propeller injures 2 students at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, police say

first_imgB&M Noskowski/iStock(VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio) — A propeller injured two students working inside a hangar at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, according to police.A 20-year-old student was critically injured after he was struck in the head at the school’s campus at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport, Vienna Police Chief Bob Ludt told ABC News. He is still in the hospital.A 28-year-old student has been treated and released from the hospital with injuries to his hand, Ludt said.The propeller was not on a plane at the time of the incident but was on a motor on a stand, Ludt said. It is unclear how the propeller started up, but the fuel lines had been shut off.Several students were in the same workplace at the time of the accident but no one saw what happened other than the two students, Ludt said.At the school, students are trained to assemble and disassemble engines on stands, but they do not start them inside the hangar, John Moliterno, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, told the Tribune Chronicle.The names of the injured students were not released. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Michael Faber Under The Skin

first_imgFaber’s first novel tears away protective layers of propriety, leaving the flesh and bone of society quivering and in full view. The realisation that something strange is going on is immediate, as the reader is confronted with the mysteriously repugnant alien Isserley, who scours the Scottish Highlands, under the command of her superiors, in search of beefy male hitchhikers. Her freakish appearance (thick glasses, crooked spine, disproportionately large breasts) is the result of painful operations, yet offers a bizarre erotic appeal, which allows Isserley to snag her victims and send them to The Farm for “processing”. This sounds gruesome and gratuitous, yet the beauty of his novel relies on our gradual realisation of Faber’s gist. He combines the fantastic, in the form of Isserley’s race, and the familiar, epitomised by the domestic vignettes of Isserley’s passengers, so that the one aspect emphasises the other and we appreciate the complexity and strangeness of both. “The monster without is the monster within” is a common literary theme, recalling Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but Faber provides a modern twist by examining how we deal with “monsters”, personal or otherwise, through the eyes of a protagonist who, though frightful in form, embodies the complex paradoxes of the human condition. This is re-enforced by the fact that Isserley refers to her own race as “humans”, while our own species are “vodsels”, and the manner in which she justifies her actions towards “vodsels” reflects our own treatment not only of animals but also of other races and different religions. Faber, therefore, provides an exploration of our own predatory nature and even, despite our strong disapproval of her actions, manages to stir sympathy for Isserley in her moral dilemma. Under the Skin, then, works on a number of levels and is far more than a cheap thriller; in his discussion of the sometimes unavoidable objectification of one species by another, Faber provokes us to continually reassess our moral stance, making this a gripping, if not immediately gratifying, read.ARCHIVE: 3rd week TT 2004last_img read more