Pilot Alistair Mathie killed by propeller on Norfolk air strip
A pilot was killed when he was struck by a rotating propeller on an air strip in Norfolk, an inquest has heard.
Alistair Mathie, 67, of Burgate, near Diss, Norfolk, died instantly as he exited a light aircraft at about 15:00 GMT on 28 January.
The inquest was told Mr Mathie had landed at a farm in Tibenham following a dual flight with another man.
The hearing, in Norwich, was adjourned until a later date.
William Armstrong, Norfolk Coroner, said: "Upon completion of his flight, Mr Mathie exited the aircraft to the right and then made contact with the aircraft's propeller, which caused an immediate fatal head injury."
Post-mortem tests found the cause of death was a "severe head injury due to impact by an aeroplane propeller".
An investigation has been launched by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
Mr Mathie, who was married, was a retired airline pilot, the inquest heard.