Texas pilot killed in plane crash


BURLESON, Texas (AP) – Authorities say the pilot of a small experimental aircraft has died after crashing into a parking lot while approaching a North Texas airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine Sonex experimental aircraft when it crashed Saturday afternoon in Burleson, located just south of Fort Worth.

A spokesperson for the city of Burleson said the pilot did not survive the crash. The FAA said the plane crashed south of a runway at Spinks Airport.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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