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Man Dies Testing Ultralight Being Offered For Sale

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VERGENNES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Authorities in western Michigan say that a New Mexico man has died while test-flying an ultralight aircraft that was being offered for sale.

Kent County sheriff’s Sgt. Russ Larson tells The Grand Rapids Press that the crash happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Lowell Airport. It’s in Vergennes Township, just north of Lowell and about 15 miles east of Grand Rapids.
Larson says the man drove from out-of-state to test the airplane, which an area resident was selling.

WOOD-TV says authorities have identified the dead man as 67-year-old Bryan Bowker of Edgewood, New Mexico.

Witnesses say he took off successfully once but crashed while trying a second takeoff.

 

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