ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) A man was killed in an early morning gyrocopter crash in the El Mirage Dry Lake Off-Highway Recreation Area, west of Adelanto.
At 8:51 a.m. Saturday, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the dry lake bed following the report of a possible plane down.
“Upon arrival, deputies and fire department personnel located a Gyrocopter, single engine, single occupant aircraft had crashed at the location,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Jodi Miller stated.
The adult male occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
The Sheriff’s helicopter (40K) responded and are currently conducting the investigation along with the National Transportation Safety Board.