Cause Of Plane Crash Still Sought

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Tuesday, November 06 2007 Nov 6, 2007 Tuesday, November 06, 2007 5:10:15 AM CST November 06, 2007 in News
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LaBELLE (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration continues to look into the cause of a fatal plane crash in northeast Missouri. Seventy-one-year-old Stevens Walker of Newark died Thursday afternoon, minutes after taking off in a plane he built from a kit. The plane crashed into a farm field near the Lewis County town of LaBelle. Walker was flying alone. Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish says Walker was an experienced pilot. He says Walker was making a test flight with the plane that he co-owned with two friends. The sheriff wasn't sure if it was the plane's first flight. Walker had flown other kit planes in the past.

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