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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.

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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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