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Kansas Pilot Killed In Ultralight Plane Crash

Associated Press - June 26, 2013 4:26 am

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) – A central Kansas man has died after the ultralight aircraft he was flying crashed at Great Bend Municipal Airport.

The Kansas Highway Patrol identifies the victim as 26 year old Lucas Campbell of Great Bend.

Investigators and witnesses said Campbell was flying slowly across the airport just after 1 p.m. Tuesday when the single seat aircraft rose, then nose dived into a grassy area near a runway.

Campbell was later pronounced dead at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

He was described as an experienced pilot who worked as a flight instructor for an aviation company at the airport.