Blogbylolo.com , 23, suffered several serious injuries when the plane’s prop clipped the left side of her body — a mishap that could have killed the young fashionista.
Scruggs, who works as the editor of an online fashion magazine, LoLoMag.com, had flown across Texas to view a Christmas lights display, landing at Aero Country Airport in McKinney, Texas, just north of Dallas.
She was injured when she walked in front of the still-spinning propeller.
The propeller’s blades cut into Scruggs’ flesh, lopping off one of her hands and also causing shoulder, head and brain injuries, The Associated Press reported.
She was rushed to nearby Parkland Memorial Hospital, where she underwent multiple surgeries, including facial and shoulder reconstructions.
She was in stable condition Monday and was awaiting further surgery, according to her family’s webpage at CaringBridge.org.
“We are currently praying for healing on the left eye and brain, ” they wrote.
An aviation enthusiast told Fox News that Scruggs’ encounter with the moving prop could have been fatal.
“These propellers aren’t going to break if they hit you, ” he said.
“It most likely is going to kill you if you get too close. If the engine is running at speed it will suck you into it, just like a jet engine will suck you into it.”