Ex-Bachelor Contestant Dies in Plane Crash She was piloting a 'motorized hang glider' By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Mar 22, 2016 8:07 PM CDT 19 comments Comments Erin Storm (YouTube) (Newser) – Erin Storm, a former contestant on The Bachelor, was killed Monday when the small plane she was piloting crashed soon after takeoff in Los Angeles, US Magazine reports. Storm, a pilot working for an aircraft training facility at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, appeared on the popular reality show's 12th season in 2008. She was piloting an Airborne XT-912 ultralight plane—the Los Angeles TImes describes it as a "motorized hang glider"—when she crashed. Three people working near the crash site pulled Storm—her legs on fire—from the wreckage, according to KTLA. Emergency responders transported her to the hospital, where she died from her injuries. When Storm appeared on The Bachelor, she listed her occupation as "hot dog vendor."