Men killed in weekend gyrocopter crash identified

Richard House, left, and Wayne House were killed in a crash in Hernando, Mississippi (Courtesy of the House family).

HERNANDO, Miss. — The two men killed in a weekend gyrocopter crash have been identified by authorities.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department identified the pair as 70-year-old Wayne House and his son, 43-year-old Richard House.

They were killed Saturday when their two-seater experimental aircraft crashed coming in for a landing at a private air strip on Malone Road in Hernando.

It’s still unclear what caused the accident.

The FAA is investigating the matter.