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Missouri man dies in crash of experimental plane crash

December 31, 2021 GMT

GOLDEN, Mo. (AP) — Investigators say a southwest Missouri man died after an experimental plane crashed on the pilot’s first solo flight.

Kenneth Phillip Taylor, 53, of Golden, died in the crash near Eagle Rock Rock, Barry County Sheriff Danny Boyd said.

Boyd said the plane flew about 500 feet before it struck part of a nearby home and crashed. It was Taylor’s first solo flight in the ultralight plane, Boyd said.