Gyrocopter Crash Kills Father & Son In DeSoto County

DESOTO COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A father and son were killed in a gyrocopter crash in DeSoto County Saturday. 70-year-old Wayne House and his son 43-year-old Richard house died when the two-seater craft apparently crashed into the woods about 500 yards from Eagle Ridge Airport. The debris was found near the 4000 block of Malone Road, near Holly Springs Road and Cleveland Road after firefighters were called to the scene to fight a grass fire. On arrival Love Volunteer Fire Chief Shawn Witt said as they approached the fire he saw a propeller and one of the victims and immediately called the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate.

 


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