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Pilot Killed In Big Lake-Area Crash

By | September 10, 2013

A home-built airplane crashed Monday north of Big Lake. The pilot of the plane was killed; he’s identified as Kenneth Whedbee, 66, of Big Lake.

Helicopters had to be used to get to the site.

A passenger, Jason Scott, 37, survived. The plane’s locator beacon went off Monday and a Life Med helicopter was first to arrive, then an Army National Guard helicopter that had been standing by for a training mission was used to lift the victims out.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Clint Johnson says the plane was an experimental home-built Zenith 701.

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