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Man crashes homemade gyrocopter in Carroll County

A Silver Spring man crashed his homemade gyrocopter into a field in Carroll County Tuesday afternoon after hitting a power line, officials said.

Sheriff's deputies found Amirkhanian Shahram, 58, in the 700 block of Oak Tree Road in Westminster about 4:30 p.m. with no apparent injuries. The power line the gyrocopter hit as it was coming to land was not severed, and no residents lost power.

The gyrocopter was heavily damaged and is being investigated by Federal Aviation Administration and other officials. Records indicate Shahram, a current or former Montgomery County police sergeant, registered the gyrocopter in 2010.

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