Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter Unharmed Following Gyrocopter Incident
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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -
A gyrocopter incident left one person injured in Midland on Monday afternoon.
The incident happened at Windlands Park, located near A Street and Wadley just after 1 p.m.
NewsWest 9 has learned that Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter was one of two people on board the gyrocopter the other person was taken to the hospital for minor back pain.
Painter told NewsWest 9, "We took off from Air Park, made a right-hand turn and it started going a little bit quicker than we wanted it to when we got down to the ground. Pulled back on it, there was no air in this particular-as you can tell right now, there's no air. So that's what happened. We just lost lift, it was too heavy and it went down."
NewsWest 9 is continuing to follow this story and we will keep you up to date with the latest information.