Gyrocopter crash near Heber airport kills pilot
HEBER, Utah — The Utah Highway Patrol confirms that a man piloting a gyrocopter crash-landed near U.S. Hwy. 189 and the Heber Valley Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
UHP spokesman Lt. Nick Street says that the pilot did not survive the crash.
A 911 caller reported that they saw the gyrocopter land north of the Heber Valley Airport in what the caller described as “the sewer fields.”
The caller said they watched the craft “nose dive,” but did not see any smoke or flames.
Classified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a rotorcraft within the “Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft” category, a gyroplane’s upper rotor blades aren’t powered by an engine. Rather, the engine powers a back propeller that pushes the craft forward.
Today’s Top Stories
- Missing girl from Arizona found in West Valley basement
- Utah County men facing charges for defrauding the United States
- AirMed responds to tubing accident in Peter Sinks, Logan
- Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk
- Don’t put dogs in truck beds, Utah Humane Society says
- Intermountain’s 40-year study provides insight into weight-loss surgery
- As two federal pandemic emergency-assistance programs near an end, Cox has solutions
- Bill would allow individuals to become teachers without a bachelor’s degree
- SLCPD makes arrest connected to fatal stabbing case
- Fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida; 25 arrested