One Dead in Self-Built Plane Crash

Father dead, daughter injured in Colorado

Homebuilt plane

Homebuilt plane     Photo: Justin Henry/Flickr

A self-built airplane crashed in Colorado on Tuesday, instantly killing the pilot and injuring the only passenger. Richard Tackabury, 65, built the twin-engine Air Cam experimental plane in December. He was flying it for the third time Tuesday when he crashed into the grass between two runways during landing. Tackabury died on impact, and his 42-year-old daughter was airlifted to the hospital, where she is now reported to be in fair condition. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but witnesses say it appears Tackabury lost control of the plane during his landing attempt.

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