Pilot killed in gyrocopter crash in South Dakota

Yankton Helicopter Crash Photo

Photo Courtesy of KTIV

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The pilot of a small gyrocopter was killed in a crash Tuesday in southeastern South Dakota, according to officials.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the AG-915 Spartan gyrocopter went down near the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport in Yankton about 10:30 a.m.

Only the pilot was on board. The FAA would not confirm details on the pilot’s condition, but Yankton Assistant Fire Chief Larry Nickels says the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board have been called to investigate because a fatality is involved.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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