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Ultralight crash (Monte Draper / Bemidji Pioneer)

Bemidji ultralight pilot dies following crash west of town Monday; passenger airlifted

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane crash Monday that left one man dead and another injured. Ultra-light plane pilot Jay Russell Davis, age 49 of Bemidji was pronounced dead at the scene.


The crash, reported at 7:17 p.m., occurred at the Moberg Seaplane Air Base, a grass landing strip west of Bemidji off of 15th Street NW in Grant Valley Township.

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