Pilot dies in experimental plane crash in Groveland

Cause of crash unknown

GROVELAND, Fla. – The pilot of an experimental plane died when it crashed Friday afternoon in Groveland, authorities said.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration said the "experimental, amateur-built Aventura II aircraft" crashed as it tried to depart from the Florida Flying Gators Flight Park at about 11:15 a.m. It landed at the end of the grass strip.

Groveland police said the pilot, 63-year-old Karl Kuehme, was the sole occupant of the aircraft.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

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