Pilot of ultralight aircraft that crashed in Martin County dies Monday, ID'd as Ryan Underhill

MARTIN COUNTY — The pilot of an ultralight aircraft that crashed at Indiantown’s Underhill Farms on Sunday died early Monday morning, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Monday afternoon the sheriff's office identified the pilot as 36-year old Ryan Underhill of Martin County

The private Underhill Farms owned the aircraft and Christofek said the motor-driver aircraft came down where it took off from: the farm’s privately owned pasture in the 27600 block of Martin Highway.

The crash occurred about 11 a.m. during mild weather.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the accident since the Federal Aviation Administration doesn’t look into ultralight accidents, Christofek said.

The wptv.com web team contributed to this report.

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