- Associated Press - Friday, January 13, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Texas (AP) - The pilot of a single-engine plane has died after the aircraft crashed into a field north of Fort Worth.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Experimental Skybolt departed a private airstrip near Denton on Thursday for what was supposed to be a one-hour flight.

The wreckage was found late Thursday after family members reported the aircraft was missing.

Texas Department of Public Safety staff Sgt. Mark Tackett on Friday identified the pilot as 28-year-old Tyler Foster, who had only purchased the plane a few months earlier. He was the lone occupant.

FAA investigators were en route to the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation.

The cause of the crash is unclear.

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