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Ultralight aircraft crashes in Barron Co. field

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Courtesy Barron County Sheriff's Department Courtesy Barron County Sheriff's Department

Barron County (Press Release) - On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 8:24 a.m., the Barron County Sheriff's Department received a call of an ultralight aircraft that crashed in a field north of Rice Lake.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that an ultralight powered parachute aircraft had crashed in a field north of Lynndale's Golf Course. The pilot of the aircraft was David Edming, 53, of Rice Lake. David was extricated from the aircraft and flown to Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire with serious leg injuries.

Initial investigation shows that the aircraft caught a gust of wind causing the aircraft to go down. The FAA was contacted but due to the fact that this was a not a registered aircraft and you do not need a pilot they do not investigate these types of aircraft crashes.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff's Department, the Rice Lake Fire Department, Lakeview Medical Center Ambulance and Life Link Helicopter were dispatched to the scene.

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