One Dead in Small Plane Crash in Polk County

MULBERRY -- An experimental airplane crashed at an airstrip in Polk County this morning, killing the man who built it.

Witnesses say the ultralight went nose down shortly after takeoff, at a small airstrip near Mulberry.

Polk Sheriff Grady Judd says the pilot, 76-year-old Arthur Canning, had ten years of experience flying ultralights.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.

Photo: TTWN via Phil Azoon

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