Tucson pilot, 75, dies in west side plane crash

2013-02-08T14:55:00Z Tucson pilot, 75, dies in west side plane crashKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 08, 2013 2:55 pm  • 

A Tucson man was killed Friday morning when a single engine plane he was piloting crashed near Ryan Airfield.

Pilot Terril “Ted” Edward Wilson, 75, was flying the Piper 152, but he was not the owner of the plane, Deputy Tom Peine, spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff's Department, said.

Multiple calls came into 911 operators at about 9:30 a.m. reporting the plane crash in a desert area near West Ajo Highway and South and Postvale Road about 10 miles southwest of Tucson, Peine said.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are traveling to Tucson from Los Angeles to investigate the incident.

No further details were available late Friday afternoon.

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