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Pilot dead in Demopolis crash

Investigators on the scene of a fatal plane crash in Demopolis (Courtesy: Demopolis Times) Investigators on the scene of a fatal plane crash in Demopolis (Courtesy: Demopolis Times)

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DEMOPOLIS, AL (WSFA) - Officials tell WSFA 12 News the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft was killed when the craft crashed near a school in Demopolis. The Demopolis Times is reporting the pilot's identity as Mark E. Keeley of Forkland.

Keeley was apparently practicing take-offs and landings when the crash occured.

Marengo County E911 said state troopers responded to the emergency around 2pm. The crash site is located on school-owned property approximately 150 yards from John Essex High School.

John Essex High School is located just a short distance from the Demopolis Municipal Airport.

WSFA 12 News and our sister station in Birmingham, Fox 6 WBRC-TV, are working to gather more information at this time.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

 

 

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