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Utah man hospitalized after gyrocopter crash in Nephi

Utah man hospitalized after gyrocopter crash in Nephi
Posted at 4:45 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 18:47:57-04

NEPHI, Utah — The Juab County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a Davis County man has been hospitalized after a gyrocopter crashed Tuesday evening in Nephi.

Chief Deputy Brent Pulver said the crash happened at the Nephi Municipal Airport and dispatch received a call about the incident just before 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the one-person aircraft crash, according to Pulver.

The victim’s name was not released but Pulver said he is a 66-year-old male from Kaysville.

The FAA requires pilots to have a sport pilot license to fly gyrocopters.