No injuries in ultralight plane crash near Bisbee

Published: Sep. 10, 2016 at 5:57 PM MST
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BISBEE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A 37-year-old Sierra Vista man was unharmed after crashing an aircraft he was testing at the Bisbee Airport Saturday morning, according to authorities.

The incident happened around 9 a.m., when the motor died out on the man's ultralight airplane while he was between 700 and 800 feet.

"I don't believe he fell straight down 700 feet. It was more likely a gliding situation," said Carol Capas, a Cochise County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

The man and his friend, who also was unhurt, were able to gather up their gear pretty quickly and leave, she said.

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