Authorities on Wednesday identified the pilot killed in an ultralight aircraft crash Tuesday near Lone Jack as Richard Scalet, 56, of Greenwood.
The Jackson County sheriff's office deputies were called just before 6 p.m. to the scene in the 13300 block of Ragsdale Road, north of U.S. 50.
Scalet, investigators said, was operating a Kolb FireStar Ultralight and was seen taking off when the aircraft took a sharp turn and crashed into a grassy field west of the runway.
The pilot flew alone; no one else was injured in the crash, investigators said.
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