Michael Seeliger killed in helicycle crash at Reno Stead Airport
April 16, 2014
RENO — Authorities have identified the pilot who died in the crash of a small, home-built helicopter at Reno Stead Airport.
Washoe County sheriff's officials say 46-year-old Michael Seeliger was the only person on board when the privately owned, single seat aircraft known as a helicycle crashed shortly after noon on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Seeliger was senior vice president at Morgan Stanley for 17 years. He also served on the Board of Directors for Edgewood Companies.
Airport spokesman Brian Kulpin says the helicopter had been built recently and was certified a week ago.
The crash site north of Reno was in the high desert away from the small airport's runway but on airport property.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident.
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