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One injured in crash landing of small ‘ultralight’ aircraft near Saltair

Apr 12, 2021, 8:55 PM | Updated: Apr 13, 2021, 3:16 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — One person was taken to the hospital Monday after the crash landing of a small, ultralight, paramotor-type aircraft near Saltair on the Great Salt Lake. 

The initial call for help came in around 7:30 p.m. Monday. Unified Police Lt. Manfred Lassig said a nurse in the area came to the aid of the man, 65, possibly saving his life. 

“Somebody who had the training and the knowledge was able to render immediate aid to assist him and help him out,” Lassig said. 

Lassig said the man, currently in stable condition, is expected to survive his injuries. He suffered multiple compound fractures to his legs, authorities said. Rescuers airlifted him to an area hospital for treatment. 

By the time emergency crews arrived at the scene of the ultralight crash near Saltair, the man was able to speak with them. They said he told them he planned to fly again. 

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