Man, 70, dies in ultralight

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say a 70-year-old South Carolina man died in his single-seat ultralight aircraft.

The Greenville News reported that the aircraft crashed in a pasture after taking off from a homemade airstrip.

Greenville County Deputy Coroner Kent Dill says Charles Austin Keeler of Mauldin died at the scene.

Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Lane says a witness reported the crash about 2 p.m. Saturday. The witness said the ultralight's engine stalled after about five minutes in the air.

Lane said it's not yet known whether the crash killed Keeler or if he had a medical problem while aloft.

 

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