- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man was seriously injured in a gyrocopter fire at a southwest Florida off-roading park.

Charlotte County Fire & EMS reports that rescuers responded to the Redneck Yacht Club Mud Park in Punta Gorda on Thursday. Local media reports that a man in his 60s was airlifted to a Bradenton trauma center. His condition wasn’t immediately known.

Investigators were trying to determine whether the aircraft was in the air and crashed or caught fire on the ground. The blaze spread to about 5 acres before firefighters were able to put it out.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the incident.

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