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KNOXVILLE, Iowa  —  A gyroplane crashed near the Knoxville Airport on Monday.

At approximately 1:41, the helicopter went down at Highway 14 and Nixon Street. The Marion County Sheriff’s Department says the gyroplane lost power shortly after takeoff and came down abruptly.

The crash caused a small grass fire.

The Federal Aviation Administration is currently on the scene, and the pilot and passenger are both said to be okay.

A small helicopter crashed in Knoxville. (WHO-HD)
A small helicopter crashed in Knoxville. (WHO-HD)