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WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A sad end to the Memorial Day weekend as an ultra light plane crashed Monday evening in Washington County Missouri just outside of Potosi.

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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