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Pilot dies in Oklahoma airplane crash

A 63-year-old man, whose name and hometown was not released Saturday, was piloting a 1967 Piper Cherokee about 2:15 p.m. when the airplane crashed about one mile south of the Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport in Ardmore, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 16, 2014
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A man died Saturday afternoon after a small airplane crashed near Ardmore, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

The 63-year-old man, whose name was not released Saturday, was piloting a 1967 Piper Cherokee about 2:15 p.m. The airplane crashed about one mile south of the Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport, troopers said. The man died at the scene.

A 58-year-old passenger, whose name was not released, was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Dallas and was admitted in critical condition, troopers said.

The crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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