WA pilot dies in a runway crash

WA pilot dies after ending up upside down and ablaze on runway

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A pilot died in a fiery crash on a runway Tuesday in Vancouver, Washington, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The single-engine Beechcraft V35B ended up upside down and ablaze at Pearson Field at around 7:30 a.m., The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

The FAA said the pilot was the only person on board.

Vancouver firefighters extinguished the fire. Police are investigating the death.

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A Washington pilot died in a fiery runway crash on Tuesday.

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The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the identity of the pilot once family members are notified, police said.