Skip to content

Sunday May 22, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT Alerts: Power Line Down READ

PIO

Press Release

Additional details on the gyrocopter crash on US-189

Thursday December 17, 2020

On December 16th, 2020, at approximately 1421 hours, a gyrocopter was taking off from the Heber Municipal Airport. The airport for the runway is in close proximity to and parallels US-189. As the gyrocopter, an experimental aircraft, began to gain altitude, witnesses saw it suddenly veer to the right. It hovered above US-189 momentarily before crashing near the southbound shoulder of the roadway. After impacting the shoulder of the roadway, the aircraft went through a DOT fence and came to rest in concrete ditch/gully. The solo, 76-year-old, male pilot died as a result of the crash.

The deceased pilot is Mauro Carlo Dal Canto of Park City.

The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting Utah Highway Patrol with the investigation and we are also working with our Federal partners at the National Transportation Safety Board who will be conducting their own investigation.

###

MEDIA CONTACT

Cameron Roden
UHP Public Information Officer
Department of Public Safety
croden@utah.gov

SHARE THIS STORY

More Videos in this Series

Motorcyclist Killed on I-80

June 20, 2020

Fatal Crash: San Juan County on SR-191 at Milepost 78

May 11, 2020

Utah’s New Lane Filtering Law

May 8, 2019

More from the News Room

Media Availability: Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement begins May 23 – June 5

May 2022

Fatal Crash in Davis County

May 2022

Fatal Crash in Salt Lake County

May 2022