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Larne man's autogyro record attempt crashes to a halt

3 May 10 20:37 GMT

A man from Larne attempting to fly round the world in an autogyro has had to make a forced landing.

Norman Surplus was uninjured in the accident which happened as he was trying to take off from a landing strip in Thailand on Saturday.

His aircraft is being assessed for repair.

The adventure sportsman and cancer survivor has been planning the 27,000-mile journey for two years and it involves stop-offs in 25 countries.

Circumnavigating the globe in a gyroplane is something no-one has achieved to date.

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