Navasota Man Dead in Experimental Plane Crash

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A man flying an experimental aircraft that crash landed Friday morning in Schertz has died.

Schertz city officials said David Denning, 53, of Navasota, was flown to University Hospital in critical condition about 9:14 a.m. after he and his crumpled aircraft were found in a farm field in Schertz.

Denning was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.

Schertz spokesman Brad Bailey said that based on the statements of witnesses who saw the aircraft make a “big dip” before landing, the cause of the accident “is believed to be pilot error.”

Denning was found south of the Kitty Hawk Flying Field, where the aircraft had first taken flight. Bailey said experimental aircraft frequently use the airstrip.