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Pilot killed in fiery small-plane crash south of Fort Worth


BURLESON, Texas (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was killed when the aircraft crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Thursday from a North Texas airport.

The single-engine Cessna crashed around 3:30 p.m. about 1 mile (1.61 kilometers) south of Fort Worth Spinks Airport, about 12 miles (19.31 kilometers) south of Fort Worth, according to a Federal Aviation Administration statement.

The pilot was the lone person aboard the aircraft and was dead at the scene, MedStar EMS spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. There was no immediate word on the pilot’s identity.
No cause has been determined for the crash. The FAA said the National Transportation Safety Board will join it in investigating the incident.

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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