Golden man dies in plane crash

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Experimental craft hits home after 500-foot flight

A Golden man died on Thursday after an ultralight experimental aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff.

Kenneth Taylor, 53, of Golden, died in the crash that occurred at about 3 p.m.

Danny Boyd, Barry County sheriff, said Taylor took off from a strip near Highway J in Golden, traveling about 500 feet in the air before crashing into a nearby home and ejecting Taylor from the craft. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Because of the plane’s size, Taylor was not required to have a Federal Aviation Association license or registration. However, he does have a license and is experienced flying other aircraft.

No one was at the home the plane struck, and damage to the home was minimal. After ejecting Taylor, the aircraft was destroyed by a fire.

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  • Ultralight type aircraft crashed in Golden in vicinity of Table Rock airport in Land Point Landing subdivision. Crash was fatal for the pilot who was the only person on board.

    Prayers and heartfelt condolences to the family.

    -- Posted by Jerry_n_Golden on Thu, Dec 30, 2021, at 6:42 PM
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