Utah man killed in gyrocopter crash in Nevada
ST. GEORGE, Utah — A man from St. George was killed in Nevada when a kit-built gyrocopter crashed in a dry creek bed.
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada, the crash occurred in a remote area of Nevada near Texas Dry Lake.
The pilot has been identified as 58-year-old Kevin Eaton of St. George, who has an aircraft operating license.
The crash occurred Thursday, and authorities said the single-seat, experimental gyrocopter appears to have sustained some sort of accident. A friend told deputies he heard a “pop” sound before the aircraft fell about 100 feet to the ground.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.