80-Year-Old Pilot Injured When Gyrocopter Tips Over During Takeoff Attempt

Aerial view of Meadow Lake Airport, courtesy Meadow Lake Airport website.

An 80-year-old man is expected to recover after his aircraft tipped over Saturday morning.

The pilot was unsuccessfully trying to take off in a gyrocopter at the Meadow Lake Airport when the accident happened.

A spokesperson with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the aircraft never made it off the ground.

The pilot suffered some injuries, but is expected to be OK. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Meadow Lake Airport is located off Highway 24 and Judge Orr Road outside Colorado Springs.