CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOX) - A Metro-East man is dead from injuries suffered when his small plane crashed in Belmont County, Ohio.
Michelle Rutledge of the Chesterfield-based Wings of Hope charity says 56-year-old Donald Cates of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois was killed Friday night while bringing home a donated plane from Pennsylvania.
Rutledge says Cates will be missed, “Don had been a volunteer at Wings of Hope for a long time. He was a pilot, a humanitarian, and a wonderful person.”
Rutledge says Cates was alone in the plane when it went down.
The FAA and Ohio State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
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