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MT. PLEASANT, Sanpete County — A 45-year-old Moroni man is in critical condition following a small aircraft crash Saturday night.

Witnesses said a gyrocopter operated by Wade Roundy was being towed down the runway by Roundy's wife for an assisted takeoff about 8 p.m. when the pilot apparently lost control and crashed. The gyrocopter was likely an unpowered aircraft intended for training, according to the manager of the Mt. Pleasant Airport.

Roundy was taken to Sanpete Valley Hospital in critical condition and later flown by medical helicopter to another hospital in Provo.

Contributing: Roger Cary

Photo Courtesy of Christian Probasco

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