Jessamine Co. man killed in glider crash

Published: Aug. 27, 2017 at 1:48 PM EDT
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One man is dead after the ultralight glider he was flying crashed.

It happened around noon Sunday near Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School, off Wilmore Road in Jessamine County.

Police say the man was dead when they got to the scene.

Jessamine County Coroner Michael Hughes identified the victim as John Collins, 56, of Jessamine County.

The coroner says one of Collins' wings dipped low and when he tried to land he crashed into a dumpster.

"The gentleman was just out trying to enjoy the day with his recently purchased ultralight and things just went wrong for him," Hughes said. "It went tragically wrong."

Nicholasville police are investigating. The FAA does not regulate ultralight aircraft.