KNOXVILLE, Iowa — A gyroplane crashed near the Knoxville Airport on Monday.
At approximately 1:41, the helicopter went down at Highway 14 and Nixon Street. The Marion County Sheriff’s Department says the gyroplane lost power shortly after takeoff and came down abruptly.
The crash caused a small grass fire.
The Federal Aviation Administration is currently on the scene, and the pilot and passenger are both said to be okay.