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BURNS FLAT, Okla.– Officials are investigating the crash of a small plane that happened early Saturday morning near the Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base, close to Burns Flat.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the deceased pilot– and only person aboard the small craft– as Scotty Wilson.

Wilson was featured in a segment of NewsChannel4’s  Great State in March of 2014, that showcased the building a functional replica of the famous Bugatti 100p.

Wilson  was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Airforce when he first heard about the only airplane Etorre Bugatti ever designed and called it “the most historically significant airplane that never flew.”