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Small Aircraft Crashes At Front Range Airport

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DENVER (AP) — A small helicopter-style gyroplane with only the pilot aboard has crashed while taking off at Front Range Airport east of Denver.

Bennett Fire Capt. Tim McCawley said that the pilot was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The pilot’s name wasn’t immediately released.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the aircraft was a Dominator gyroplane, considered an experimental aircraft.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating this accident.

Front Range Airport is about three miles southeast of Denver International Airport.

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