- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) - A pilot has died in the crash of a small plane as it took off or shortly after taking off from an airport in southeast Iowa.

Authorities say the pilot was alone in the plane when it crashed a little before noon on Sunday just east of the Fairfield airport.

The pilot’s name hasn’t been released. The single-engine plane is owned by a Fairfield man.

The crash is being investigated.

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