Originally Published: March 18, 2009 9:13 p.m.
An out-of-town man piloting a one-seater experimental plane died Wednesday night after crashing just east of Highway 89 near Sweet Valley Road in the Paulden area.
"It appears like he stalled out," said Garry Young, battalion chief of the Chino Valley Fire District. The plane landed just west of a ranch house in the middle of a field and suffered heavy damage, Young said.
Young said the National Transportation and Safety Board will examine the scene today to try and find out what happened. He said there was no fire or smoke, and it appears that pieces of the plane broke off before it hit the ground.
Authorities did not release the man's name pending notification of kin.