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Cimarron Man Dies in Plane Crash in Russell County

Plane CrashA man from Cimarron, Kansas died when he crashed a single engine plane in rural Russell County Sunday afternoon.

Russell County Sheriff John Fletcher said that the pilot, 65 year-old Rufus (Rusty) M. Woods III, was dead at the scene of the crash on Mellard Road between 199th St. and 200th St. in Russell County near Lake Wilson.  Mr. Woods’s family was notified of the accident along with the FAA. The Kansas Highway Patrol and the FAA will be the primary investigators of the accident. Plane Crash 7-28-13

Mellard Road between 199th and 200th St. will remain closed until Tuesday afternoon while repairs are being done to the road.

Photo provided by the Russell County Sheriff's Department.

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