Spade man killed in Wednesday morning aircraft crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Spade man killed in Wednesday morning aircraft crash

LITTLEFIELD, TX (KCBD) -

52-year-old Bryne Long of Spade, Texas has been killed in an aircraft crash that happened just after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Littlefield Municipal Airport.

DPS originally reported this as a glider crash but the FAA says the aircraft is known in the industry as a "trike," specificially an Aerotrike Safari. It's "a large hanglider with an engine and cockpit hanging beneath the wing."

The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are conducting an investigation.

We'll continue to update this story as we learn more.

RELATED STORY: 2 killed in Littlefield glider crash (March 2013)

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