Arlington Man Dies in Plane Crash

Homebuilt plane crashes into powerlines in East Texas.

A pilot died in the East Texas crash of his single-engine plane after the aircraft hit some power lines.

The Department of Public Safety said 62-year-old Ronald Vickers of Arlington died at the scene, near a landfill between Longview and Kilgore.

DPS Trooper Roy Tower described the plane as "experimental," or home-built.

A landfill worker discovered the wreckage Monday afternoon.

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co. spokesman Scott McCloud said the plane made contact with the power lines.


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