Man killed in plane crash identified

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LONE JACK, Mo. -- Police have identified the man killed in a plane crash Tuesday night as Richard Scalet, 56, of Greenwood, Mo.

Members of the Missouri Highway Patrol and Jackson County Sheriff's Office said the plane went down near the 13300 block of Ragsdale Road sometime before 6 p.m. The crash happened near Lambs Field in Lone Jack, Mo., which is a grass air strip that is reserved for private, small and experimental planes.

FOX 4's Macradee Aegerter reported that the type of plane that crashed was a Kolb Firestar. The Kolb aircraft website touts the plane as easy to build and extremely versatile. The site also says that the plane can be flown as a single seat ultralight or two seat experimental craft, but it is still unknown how this plane was being operated.

Scalet was said to be very experienced in working with experimental aircraft.

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