Ultra-light aircraft crashes in Pinconning
Wed, 30 May 2012 10:37:35 GMT —
An ultra-light plane crash in Pinconning just after six a.m. Wednesday claimed the life of a Bay City dentist.
Dr. Paul Rogers was flying in a pink gyroplane near Carl A. Gross Airport when the plane unexpectedly nose dived into a farm field.
Investigators from the Bay County Sheriff's Department tell NBC25 Rogers appeared to be flying a close pattern near the airport when the plane went down.
This is the second fatal crash in Mid-Michigan in the past three days.
Monday, a vintage bi-plane crashed near Bancroft in Shiawassee County, killing a female passenger.
In late March, a Piper Tri-Pacer also crashed while trying to land at Gross Airport, injuring the pilot.
The gyroplane was produced by a company in Hastings called Honey Bee G2, LLC.
Gross airport is located along I-75 north of Bay City near exit 181.