James B. Thomas of Denver was killed in a plane crash in Newton Sunday (May 25). Mr. Thomas was the only person onboard the 1971 fixed wing, single-engine plane.
Mr. Thomas took off from Laney Airport in Maiden. The plane went down in a wheat field near Balls Creek School Road in Newton.
The plane, a Starduster II, is considered to be an experimental craft because it is built from a kit, not in a factory. FAA records show the plane was certified in February 2011.
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board were at the scene yesterday (May 26) to investigate the crash.