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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson man is dead after the small plane he was piloting crashed near Ryan Airfield in Tucson.

Pima County Sheriff's officials say they received multiple 911 calls at 9:30 a.m. Friday about a plane crash in a desert area some 10 miles southwest of Tucson.

Authorities say it appears 75-year-old Terril ``Ted'' Edward Wilson was the only occupant of the single-engine Piper 152, but he didn't own the plane.

Sheriff's officials say the cause of the crash is unclear.

Investigators have yet to determine where the plane took off or where the pilot was headed.

The Arizona Daily Star says investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are travelling from Los Angeles to Tucson and will try to determine the cause of the crash.

Associated Press,

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