2 Die in Ultralight Crash in Ranger

Friday, Jun 24, 2011  |  Updated 1:57 PM CDT
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2 Die in Ultralight Crash in Ranger

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Two men have been killed in the crash of an ultralight aircraft at an airport in West Texas.

Ranger Municipal Airport spokesman Jared Calvert identified the victims as Richard Reeb of Ranger and Lynnwood Weiss of Goliad.

Calvert says Reeb, who was a city commissioner, and Weiss had gone for a test flight Wednesday afternoon. Weiss was considering a purchase of the aircraft.

Calvert says the aircraft apparently stalled, then crashed. Federal investigators will help determine the cause of the accident.

Ranger City Secretary Mary Wells says Reeb was in a city commission runoff election last weekend against Connie Hovey. Wells told The Associated Press that results were canvassed Friday and that Reeb was defeated.

Ranger is about 80 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

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