Baron Aviation pilot dead after FedEx plane crash - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Baron Aviation pilot dead after FedEx plane crash

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(WMC-TV) - A FedEx plane went down and caught fire just southwest of Wichita's airport Tuesday morning.

FedEx has confirmed that is was a Baron Aviation pilot who was in the fatal plane crash. 

Baron supply pilots and the mechanical upkeep for some of the small planes at FedEx.

Federal aviation administration officials say the pilot reported engine trouble shortly after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport.

Investigators say the plane was a Cessna Caravan.

The pilot was the only person on board.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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