Pilot Killed in Gyroplane Crash in Beverly, DA's Office Says

The pilot was a 66-year-old man and was the only person onboard

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The pilot of a gyroplane was killed after his aircraft crashed Sunday morning in Beverly, Massachusetts, the Essex County District Attorney's Office confirmed Monday.

The 66-year-old man killed was the only person who was onboard, authorities said. He was identified by authorities as Geoffrey Muller of Manchester by the Sea.

The crash happened around 11:35 a.m. at Beverly Regional Airport while the vehicle was taking off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating what happened.

A gyroplane is a small aircraft that uses a rotor for lift, like a smaller version of a helicopter.

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