Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Man injured in Mount Pleasant gyrocopter crash
First Published Jul 16 2012 09:48 pm • Last Updated Jul 17 2012 09:10 am

A Moroni man was critically injured this weekend when his gyrocopter crashed at the Mount Pleasant airport.

The man, 40, was piloting the gyrocopter that was tethered to a vehicle being driven by his wife about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, said Mount Pleasant Police Chief Jim Wilberg.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Witnesses said they heard the propellers get louder and turned to see the gyrocopter hit the ground.

The pilot was flown by helicopter to a hospital where remained in critical condition, Wilberg said. It isn’t clear why the airborne copter was being towed by the vehicle, Wilberg said.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.