Man, 86, Killed in Wise County Biplane Crash: DPS

Pilot, 86, killed in biplane crash in Wise County Thursday

An 86-year-old man died Thursday when his single-engine biplane crashed in a field in Wise County.

The crash was reported to have taken place in a field along Farm-to-Market Road 407, about four miles northeast of Rhome.

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the aircraft was a 1936 Rose Parrakeet A-1.

The identity of the pilot, who was the only occupant onboard at the time of the crash, has been confirmed to be Dominick Pellegreno, the owner of the plane.

Pellegreno crashed not far from Fairview Airport, a private, turf airstrip. The site is about 25 miles northwest of Fort Worth along U.S. Highway 287.

It is not known what caused the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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