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Published: Thursday, 8/30/2007

Ultralight craft crashes near Van Wert airport

VAN WERT, Ohio A Paulding, Ohio, man landed his homemade, ultralight aircraft in a soybean field about 2 miles west of the Van Wert County Regional Airport after losing power shortly after takeoff Tuesday evening, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Barry L. Baughman, 35, was not hurt, but the aircraft was damaged slightly in the forced landing shortly after 7 p.m., troopers at the patrol s Van Wert post said.

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