Airport Accident Victim Remembered
Â Â Â For those who worked with Cindy Kilgore, her presence is everywhere they look.Â Her passion was landscaping, in fact, she owned her own business, Cindy's Scapes, until she decided she wanted a career change.
Â Â Â Â Â "So she came here to really do something different, something in aviation and just loved it from the beginning," Bill Pokorny, General Manager for University Air Center, said.
Â Â Â Â She gave up her landscaping business, but she didn't lose her green thumb.Â She used it to landscape the front of University Air Center.
Â Â Â Â "She was knocking on my door saying when are we getting the flowers," Pokorny said.
Â Â Â Â Â Kilgore died yesterday after a hangar door come off its track. The steel doorÂ fell backward on top of her and she was trapped underneath.Â She later died at the hospital.
Â Â Â Â Bill Pokorny and Judy Lukowski, who owns University Air Center, say Kilgore's death took a toll on everyone she worked with.
Â Â Â Â "Most of our employees couldn't talk to you on camera because the pain is so fresh," Pokorny said.
Â Â Â Â "Our hearts are broken.Â We're a real tight-knit community of people here at our business and we care so much and we're just devastated by this," Lukowski said.
Â Â Â Â Kilgore was with another co-worker when the accident happened yesterday morning around nine.Â They had just moved a plane outside and Kilgore was trying to close the hangar doors when it fell back on her.
Â Â Â Â The doors are 12 feet wide and 15 feet long, and Pokorny says they easily weigh more than 1,000lbs.
Â Â Â Â He says University Air Employees were radioed to help move the door off kilgore... and they performed CPR until crews arrived.
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