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Racehorse trainer from Ruidiso Downs killed in plane crash

Joshua Panas
June 01, 2018 04:28 PM

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A racehorse trainer from Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico and his son were killed when the single-engine airplane they were flying crashed shortly after takeoff in Midland.
    
In a statement Friday, Ruidoso Downs identified the dead as trainer John M. Cooper and his 16-year-old son, Gavyn Cooper.
    
The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cirrus SR22 aircraft had just taken off from Midland International Airport about 7:20 p.m. Thursday and was banking left when it crashed and burned.
    
No cause for the crash was immediately determined, and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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