TODAY | January 18, 2012
>> thank you. nearly seven weeks after a young texas woman was injured after she walked into a plane's propellor we are learning more about the accident. the national transportation safety board is out with its report. savannah guthrie has details on that. good morning.
>> good morning. lauren met with doctors about getting a property at the time tick arm but as she works hard at recovery there are new questions about who was responsible for the accident. lauren was returning from a trip to see christmas lights in dallas. the ntsb describes it as dark night visual conditions. the pilot, who was not named but previously identified as curt richmond told investigators he warned her when he saw her exiting toward the front exe extending his arm to divert her. he told the passenger to walk behind the plane. once he thought she was beyond the wick he turned his head to look for the next passenger on the other side. the pilot heard someone yell -- stop, stop. he immediately shut down the engine and saw the passenger lying in front of the airplane. the report has many asking who was responsible.
>> if the pilot saw her start to walk forward, stopped her, i think at that point that should have guided him that, hey, she's going to need some additional help. i'm going to shut the engine down. pilots are responsible for the safe operation not only of their aircraft but people operating or moving around their aircraft.
>> just wanted you to know we are starting a pumpkin --
>> reporter: this report didn't find fault with the pilot for the accident. a final report in greater detail is expected within months.
>> the ntsb will come out with a final report and there will be a determination of prostate cancbable caus e. then it's up to the faa to determine if they need to take legal or regulatory action against the pilot.
>> reporter: lauren has been in intensive therapy in a dallas hospital since the accident. she's had to relearn how to walk, talk and dress herself. lauren 's mom cheryl has been blogging on her recovery. lauren recently reached out with gratitude on her website. i don't know how to thank each of you properly for so much love during this difficult incident in my life. my heart is so grateful beyond what i could ever imagine. we reached out to the pilot for comment. he has not spoken publically and didn't respond to our request. he is a family friend and the scruggs say they don't blame