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Plane crashes near Checotah, kills 1

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Checotah, Okla.–  A plane crashes in rural Oklahoma Saturday, killing one person.

Troopers were called out to the scene, just west of Checotah, after 4 p.m. Saturday.

We’re told the pilot of the 1998 Titan Tornado Two was killed in the crash.

He has been identified as 42-year-old Douglas Hyer.

The incident report says a witness saw the plane turning west and then nose diving into the ground.

The cause of the crash is now under investigation.