Pilot killed in ultralight plane crash identified

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Cause of crash still under investigation

Scene from the ultralight aircraft crash near Daybreak Airport April 7, 2020 (Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Investigators have identified the pilot who died in Monday’s ultralight plane crash near Daybreak Airport.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department said 58-year-old Quin T. Banta took off from Grove Field in Camas early Monday. Witnesses said the plane did not look like it was in the process of landing nor taking off when it ultimately came down.

Banta, of Clark County, held an FAA Student Pilot Certificate.

Aerial view of the crash scene April 6, 2020
(Clark County Sheriff’s Office)

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One person has died after an ultralight plane crashed near the Daybreak Airport just south of La Center, Washington.

Investigators said the plane went down near power lines west of the airport’s runway just after 9 a.m. Monday. The pilot and lone occupant of the plane was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither the cause of the crash nor the identity of the victim have been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated throughout the day.

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