The pilot of a single-engine experimental aircraft died Thursday evening after crashing into a field between Denton and Gainesville, north of Fort Worth, the Federal Aviation Administration says.
The single-engine Skybolt aircraft was reported missing after taking off from a small airstrip north of Denton, the FAA said.
Crash debris was found in a field near Era in Cooke County about 10:30 p.m., according to FAA officials.
Texas Department of Public Safety staff Sgt. Mark Tackett on Friday identified the pilot as 28-year-old Tyler Foster, who had only purchased the plane a few months earlier. He was the lone occupant.
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FAA investigators were en route to the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation.
The cause of the crash is unclear.