- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say the owner was piloting his plane when it crashed into a cornfield near the Fairfield airport in southeast Iowa.

The pilot was alone in the plane when it came down a little before noon on Sunday just east of the airport. The Ottumwa Courier says (http://bit.ly/1iBxUYp ) the pilot was identified as Robert Bollinger, of Fairfield.

The BD-4 model was sold as a kit.

The crash cause is being investigated. Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy on Bollinger’s body.

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Information from: The Ottumwa Courier, http://www.ottumwacourier.com

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