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The Ellis County Press

WAXAHACHIE - Eric Shultz, a student of Dunbar’s High school aviation program and instructor Gregory Green, an employee of the Claude R. Platte Future Pilots Program were killed on impact Saturday , Jan.23, three miles from Mid-Way Regional Airport.

Shultz, 15, and Green, 36, were flying a Tecnam P-2002 S, a two-seat, single-engine aircraft from Dallas Executive Airport and took off around noon before crashing in Ellis County.

Lynn Lunsford, spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the cause of the crash is unclear.

The plane was not in radio contact with anyone when the crash occurred.

According to reports, Fort Worth Trustee Christene Moss confirmed the Dunbar aviation program used the plane and the people who died were in the Dunbar program.

"Waxahachie police had secured the scene Saturday night and were waiting for investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board to arrive and begin their investigation," said Amy Hollywood, a spokeswoman for the city of Waxahachie.

The Dunbar Aviation Program had been fully functional for two years with the help of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American World War II veterans.

For those two years, Shultz, a sophomore, was a member and showed passionate interest in aviation.

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