Man, 71, Died in Crash of ‘Experimental’ Plane

The Texas Department of Public Safety said Weldon Pat Oden, 71, of Blackwell died Sunday when his single-engine aircraft crashed in Nolan County.
NOLAN COUNTY, TX -- The Texas Department of Public Safety said Weldon Pat Oden, 71, of Blackwell died Sunday when his single-engine aircraft crashed in Nolan County.  The Federal Aviation Administration described the aircraft as “was an Experimental Kitfox.”

Family members asked law enforcement for help when Oden took off around noon from a private airfield.

DPS said, “A search of the area near the private air field was conducted and the single engine plane was located a short distance from the airfield.”

Mr. Oden was pronounced dead at the scene.  The FAA is investigating.
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