Pilot Killed When Ultra-Light Aircraft Crashes

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    Firefighters assist at the crash site.

    A pilot was killed after a small planed crashed in LaPorte County in Indiana Sunday morning.

    Police received a report just after 7 a.m. of a possible plane crash, but no plane was found.

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    Around noon, another pilot phoned in information of a wreckage in a field in the 6400 block of East Division Road, police said.

    The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were on scene and investigating, but the cause of the crash was not known as of Sunday. The LaPorte County Coroner was also assisting.

    The pilot was identified as 26-year-old Benjamin T. Hubbard, of South Bend, Ind., officials said.

    Hubbard's plane was reportedly flying from Niles, Mich. to Plymouth, Ind. and he was scheduled to meet another pilot Sunday morning.

    When the plane didn't arrive in Plymouth, the other pilot retraced the route and discovered the wreckage, police said.

    Hubbard was the only occupant in the single engine plane.