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Arizona man killed in Wisconsin plane crash


REEDSBURG, Wis. (AP) -- Police have identified the victims of a Wisconsin plane crash as an Arizona man and his son-in-law.

Authorities say 64-year-old Richard Reinboldt of Wisconsin Dells was piloting the small plane that he built from a kit Thursday when it crashed after taking off from the Reedsburg Municipal Airport, about 50 files northwest of Madison.

Reinboldt and his father-in-law, 81-year-old Thomas Waterman Thompson, of Tuscon, Ariz., were killed.

Reedsburg Police Chief Timothy Becker says the plane appeared to develop engine problems and dropped quickly in a trucking yard less than a mile from the airport.

Becker says the plane was based at the Reedsburg airport. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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