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Plane Crash Update

Plane Crash Update
Authorities identify pilot killed in Meade County plane crash
Gary Matthews - March 17, 2017

STURGIS, S.D. - The Meade County Sheriff's Office has identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash Thursday night as 67-year-old Barry Vig of the Faith area.

Vig's Cessna 210 aircraft went down on his own private property near Opal, in the north-central part of Meade County. Vig was the aircraft's only passenger.

The sheriff's office say they were alerted at approximately 10:42 Thursday night that Vig's plane had not yet reported landing. It was reportedly flying from Rapid City back to the Opal area.

The Civil Air Patrol was notified, and Vig's plane was found around 3:00 a.m.

The investigation into the accident is being conducted by the Meade County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Aviation Administration.



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