Updated:YOUNG TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A 64-year-old Conemaugh Township man died from injuries he sustained when the ultralight plane he was piloting crashed in rural Indiana County Monday night.
Emergency crews responded just after 8:30 p.m. to the scene off of Church Street in the village of McIntyre, Young Township.
“It's a one-person plane,” State Police Cpl. Jacob Jesse said. “Ultralight plane, just a single-seater.”
The person flying it, later identified as Michael Grguric, was the only one on board.
The plane did not have an enclosed cockpit, Jesse said.
“It's a glider with an engine, essentially,” Jesse said. “It looks like a large glider.”
Witnesses told investigators that Grguric’s plane contacted trees while attempting to regain altitude following a practice maneuver.
Chief deputy coroner Jerry Overman ruled the cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma. He said the crash was an accident.
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