CHEYENNE – The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed via Twitter on Saturday that it is investigating a crash that day of a single-engine plane south of Carpenter.

According to the Aviation Safety Network, the pilot of the Bellanca 7GCBC Citabria “C” Package was killed in the crash, which happened around 5:45 p.m. The NTSB tweet was posted at 6:34 p.m. Saturday.

The plane, which had no other occupants, according to the website run by the Flight Safety Foundation, bore the registration number N5502S. It crashed into a field, according to the site.

According to the website FlightAware.com, the fixed-wing aircraft was registered to Zane G. Schmeeckle of Fort Morgan, Colorado. However, it is not known at this time who was piloting the plane when it crashed.

No other information was available as of press time Monday.

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