Ultralight Pilot Killed in Jackson County Crash
LONE JACK (AP) - The pilot of an ultralight plane has died in a crash at a private airfield southeast of Kansas City.
The Kansas City Star reports that the pilot was identified Wednesday as 56-year-old Richard Scalet of Greenwood.
The Jackson County sheriff's office was called just before 6 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators said Scalet was flying a Kolb FireStar Ultralight and was the only person in the plane. He was seen taking off when the aircraft took a sharp turn and crashed into a grassy field west of the runway near the town of Lone Jack.