SC: Gyrocopter Pilot Dies After Crash at Beaufort Airport

March 6, 2018

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) — Authorities are investigating a small aircraft crash that left a pilot dead Monday morning.

According to the Beaufort County Coroner, 69-year-old Sam Dollenmeier of St. Helena Island died just before noon today at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Dollenmeier was piloting a private, “experimental” Autogyro Calidur aircraft when he crashed at the Beaufort County Airport on Lady’s Island.

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