UPDATE: Man dies after gyrocopter crash at Beaufort County Airpo - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

UPDATE: Man dies after gyrocopter crash at Beaufort County Airport

(Source: Jason Owen) (Source: Jason Owen)
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(Source: Jason Owen) (Source: Jason Owen)
BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

A man died in a gyrocopter crash at the Beaufort County Airport on Monday morning. 

Sam Dollenmeier, 69, died just before noon at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. He was from St. Helena Island. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a full investigation into the crash. 

According to the FAA, an Autogyro Calidus aircraft crashed on the north end of Runway 7 at about 9:40 a.m. on Monday.

Right now, the scene of the crash has been secured by Sheriff's Office deputies, who are awaiting FAA and NTSB officials. The airport has been temporarily closed to air traffic.

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