Gary, Ind., man dies in Illinois aircraft crash
LANSING – Authorities have identified the Indiana pilot who died when his gyrocopter crashed after takeoff at a suburban Chicago airport.
The Lake County Coroner's office in Indiana said 66-year-old Edward Wiggins of Gary, Ind., died after suffering blunt force trauma in Monday's crash.
Lansing Fire Department Lt. Pete Chmura said the homemade aircraft took off from a runway at Lansing Municipal Airport before crashing hard. Another gyrocopter pilot reported the crash.
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