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Crash into Bridge

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August 24, 2018
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https://www.gazettextra.com/news/local/man-injured-after-ultralight-aircraft-crash/article_2bb9da16-ee28-54c2-93ae-e56b9d02863d.html A 48-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after crashing his ultralight aircraft into Memorial bridge Saturday morning. The pilot of the single-person aircraft was traveling north to south over the Rock River at 9:31 a.m. when he crashed into the bridge, according to a news release. The aircraft was a single-person aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute. A Gazette photographer on the scene saw the man give a wave as he was wheeled on a stretcher into the ambulance. The aircraft was destroyed on impact. The aircraft crashed yards away from where water skiers from the Rock Aqua Jays, Webfooters and Aquanuts ski teams were attempting to break a world record for the largest human water ski pyramid. Before crashing, the pilot appeared to attempt to fly over the bridge but instead jerked the aircraft upward and hit the side of the bridge. The incident drew attention from the crowd of spectators watching the skiers. Traffic on Memorial Drive was blocked for about an hour. The pilot was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries, according to a news release. He was the only person injured. An investigation is ongoing with the Janesville Police Department and Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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