HURON COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Bad Axe, MI, man, Trever Engler, has been named as the pilot killed in a Colfax Township paraglider crash late afternoon Monday.

Engler, 44, was identified by Deputies as the Mid-Michigan man killed after his aircraft crashed along Bad Axe Road and McKenzie Road in Colfax Township around 4:43 p.m.


Upon arrival, first responders found the cockpit of Engler’s Aeros Venture aircraft stuck through tree limbs hanging approximately 25 feet off the ground.

The Huron County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene of a reported paraglider crash on Bad Axe Road near McKenzie Road in Colfax Township on Monday at around 4:43 p.m. When deputies arrived, they found an Aeros Venture aircraft had crashed into trees along the road. source

Engler was pronounced dead at the scene.

Engler was a family man and an avid athlete as well as a commercially licensed jet and helicopter pilot. His Facebook page depicts numerous sporting and aviation accomplishments.

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office and the National Transportation Safety Board are continuing to investigate the crash.