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Cause of fatal Texas ultralight crash under investigation

Emergency services attend the scene of a plane crash near the Texas airport in which a Texas pilot has died.
Emergency services attend the scene of a plane crash near the Texas airport in which a Texas pilot has died. MacIntyre Gazette

UPDATE: Recreational Aircraft Australia is investigating the cause of an ultralight crash which killed a 59-year-old Texas man.

Texas police officer-in-charge Sergeant Greg Moore said he was trying to get in touch with the man's next of kin to notify them of his death.

"He had no next of kin here in town," Sgt Moore said.

He said the cause of the ultralight crash remained a mystery.

Police were notified by a member of the public about 8.30am that a plane had crashed about 100 metres from western end of the runway at Texas Airport.

"We believe he died on impact."

Stockman Hotel manager Lee Schwenke said patrons had expressed disbelief at the death of the man.

"He was a lovely fellow," Mr Schwenke said.  

 

EARLIER: A Texas man is dead after the light plane he was piloting crashed near Texas Airport.

Police were notified by a member of the public about 8.30am that a plane had crashed. 

The plane crashed about 100 metres north of the western end of the runway.

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