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|Bill Beer killed
in crash of ultra light plane!
From The Saint Thomas Source by Shaun A. Pennington
William Beer, known to his friends as Bill, was killed Friday in Kayenta, Ariz., when an ultra light aircraft he was flying crashed to the ground. He was 71.
According to his wife, Sue, Bill was flying at 2,220 feet when a witness said the nose of the plane turned up and then "took a nose dive to the ground." Sue Beer said the engine had not quit. "It looked like Bill fell forward onto the control bar. He was ready to pull the ballistics chute, but he didn't."
She said Bill's brother John, who went to the site of the crash, thought Bill may have had a stroke or a heart attack.
Bill Beer had been flying the ultra light planes
for four or five years, according to his wife. He had flown a lot, she said, including
from California to Arizona, from Arizona to St. Louis and from St. Louis to Canada.
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