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One injured when 'Gyrocopter' crashes in Gordon County Friday

May 6, 2018--8:37 a.m.

NEWS RELEASE

At about 8 p.m. Friday, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to private property in a rural area near McDaniel Station/Darby Road in southern Gordon County in response to a report of an aircraft accident.

Deputies arrived within 9 minutes and discovered the wreckage of a small ‘gyrocopter’ rotary-wing aircraft in an open field.

Gordon County fire/rescue and emergency medical personnel also responded to the scene.

The pilot had been taken to the local hospital by private vehicle, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

Deputies notified the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) who will conduct an investigation of the accident.