Man, 70, dies in ultralight

Sunday, July 26, 2009 9:35 AM
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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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yvalentine6 07/26/09 - 10:58 am
Sounds like he may have died

Sounds like he may have died doing something he loved. If so, it's better than dieing hard in a hospital bed some day.

Tots 07/26/09 - 12:07 pm
Prayers to his

Prayers to his family.Yvalentine6@10:58-I would agree about him doing what he loved.Whats really sad is people who never get around to doing something that would make them happy.

HillGuy 07/26/09 - 04:00 pm
I believe singer John Denver

I believe singer John Denver also died while flying in an ultra-lite.

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