Gyrocopter crash leaves one dead in Bryant

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Around 4:34 p.m. on Saturday, September 3 the Bryant Police Department were notified of a small aircraft accident near the Saline County Regional Airport in Bryant.

Police arrived to the scene and identified a single engine gyrocopter as the small aircraft. When police and fire rescue made their way to the crash site they were able to determine it as a fatal accident.

The FAA will begin investigation on the gyrocopter crash, who was on scene at the airport. So far, they have only revealed the pilot was 75-years-old and the crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Early examinations lead investigators to believe the crash occurred due to power failure.

The police have not released the name of the victim in the crash.

Stay tuned to THV11 and THV11.com for more information.


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