Ultralight crashes at Logan-Cache airport, pilot sent to hospital

A River Heights man was transported to Logan Regional Hospital after his ultralight aircraft crashed just before noon Friday while making his approach to land at the Logan-Cache Airport.Airport manager Stewart Hunsaker says 58-year old Robert Kidd, an experienced pilot, was attempting to land on the abandoned runway west of the main airport. “He came in low and slow but (we’re) not sure what happened,” Hunsaker says. “The pilot said he was making a turn and the next thing he knew he was in the field.”The engine was still going when Kidd crashed, nose-diving the aircraft into the field next to the abandoned runway, shattering the prop. The crash also caused the aircraft to leak fuel. Hunsaker estimates the craft would have been going approximately 10-15 miles per hour on its approach.Logan City Assistant Fire Chief Kyle Lindsay says the call about the crash came in at 11:56 a.m. Kidd was alert when emergency crews arrived at the scene and was complaining of lower back pain.”I’ve seen him fly lots of times; no issues, no troubles,” Hunsaker says of Kidd’s flying experience. Kidd’s aircraft is described as a Pterodactyl ultralight. Ultralight pilots use the abandoned runway to stay clear of regular airport traffic.Hunsaker says the Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted about the accident and they may or may not investigate it further.

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