A 65-year-old man died on Saturday after the ultralight plane he was piloting crashed near St. Joseph.

According to television station KQTV, the crash happened about 3 p.m. on Saturday, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department, and emergency rescue personnel responded to the crash site, located in a field just west of Route JJ, roughly four miles south of St. Joseph.

Randal K. Reynolds, 65, of St. Joseph, the pilot and lone occupant of a single engine ultralight aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene by Richard Shelton with the Buchanan County Medical Examiner’s Office. Reynolds was transported to Meierhoffer Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

The investigation into what caused the fatal crash is ongoing.

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