Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Fatal
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA St. Louis FSDO-62
City: WELDON SPRING
UNREGISTERED MX QUICKSILVER ULTRALIGHT CRASHED INTO A FIELD, THE 1 PERSON ON BOARD WAS FATALLY INJURED, NEAR WELDON SPRING, MISSOURI.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum said Dean Warner, 68, of Belgrade was piloting the plane when it crashed.
“The crash happened about 6 p.m. off Puckett Road off Highway 185 in a field,” said Nothum. “This aircraft is considered an ultralight plane, it’s an ultralight single engine plane. It’s not registered with the FAA, so they aren’t involved in this and we are just going to take the report on it. So it’s non-registered aircraft.”
Nothum said there were a fair amount of witnesses that were watching Warner flying and he was doing some kind of stunts.
“He wasn’t doing flips, but he was doing some kind of stunts while flying up there,” said Nothum. “Apparently there was some kind of failure on one of the wings. Something happened to one of the wings while he was flying and that was when he fell or dropped.”
Washington County Sheriff’s Department Captain Zach Jacobsen said his department was dispatched at approximately 6 p.m. for the plane crash.
Jacobsen added the man did take off from the Washington County Airport and the plane is for recreational use.
“He had been flying in Potosi and when he was in the city limits, he was actually spotted by several officers,” said Jacobsen. “He was just flying around, doing some tricks and things like that. My assumption is he was heading back to the airport at the conclusion of his flight.”
Jacobsen said he went over to help with the investigation and the plane was an obvious total loss, but there were a couple pieces intact that left the plane identifiable.
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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened at 6 pm in a field near Pucket Road not far from Missouri State Highway 185. Sergeant Al Nothum said witnesses saw the pilot doing loops when one of the wings bent backwards before the plane crashed.
The pilot, 68-year-old Dean Warner of Belgrade, Missouri died at the scene.
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A man is dead after an aircraft crash near Potosi, Missouri, Monday evening.
A spokesperson with the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that a small aircraft went down near Missouri Route 185 and Puckett Road At around 6, killing one person, 68-year-old Dean Warner.
Witnesses said Warner — a Belgrade, Missouri, resident — was doing some minor stunts in his ultralight one-seater, single-engine aircraft. Then, witnesses said, the ultralight had a structural problem with one of the wings and crashed.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
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