Doctor plunges to his death as gyrocopter crashes in village

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The Independent Online
A FAMILY doctor plunged 300 feet to his death when his home-made gyrocopter went out of control.

Dr Alasdair Barden, a well-known GP and political activist on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles, died instantly when the tiny machine came down on Saturday, narrowly missing a housing estate. The aircraft crashed in the village where Dr Barden lived with his wife Donna and two children, Donald, four, and Charles, seven months. It is thought the gyrocopter's engine may have stalled.