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Pilot dies in Ultra-glide accident

GOSHEN, Ind. – A 72-year-old man is dead after his ultra-glide, a small aircraft, collided with an overhead garage door Sunday afternoon.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to the call of a crashed ultra-glide on Country Road 34 in Goshen around 2:14 p.m.

The pilot, identified as 72-year-old Lavern “Jim” Miller, was trying to “taxi” the aircraft prior to the crash.

Deputies say Miller never was airborne in the craft.

Miller’s death was ruled accidental caused by multiple blunt force trauma by the Elkhart County Coroner.

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