August 24, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Man dies testing ultralight being offered for sale in western Michigan

Vergennes Township, Mich. Authorities in western Michigan say that a man has died in the crash of an ultralight aircraft that was being offered for sale.

Kent County sheriffs Sgt. Russ Larson says the crash happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Lowell Airport. Its in Vergennes Township, about 15 miles east of Grand Rapids.

Larson says the man drove from out-of-state to test the airplane, which an area resident was selling.

Witnesses say the would-be buyer took off successfully once but crashed while trying a second takeoff.

The victims name wasnt immediately released.