Jackson County man killed in ultralight aircraft crash

The man was practicing landings when he crashed near his home Monday night.

Posted: Jul 10, 2018 10:36 AM
Updated: Jul 10, 2018 2:08 PM

A Jackson County man died while practicing landings at his home Monday evening.

Rodney Cagle, 54, crashed his plane just off County Road 411 in the Macedonia community around 7 p.m. Monday, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said Cagle was practicing landing his ultralight at his home when he crashed between his home and a neighbor's home. Cagle died at the scene, Harnen said.

The Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the crash scene Tuesday morning to investigate what may have caused it, Harnen said.

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