Stars and Stripes stripes.com 23 Dec, 2020 18:15 am

Former Marine Corps League chaplain dies when kit plane crashes on its first flight

Former Marine Corps League chaplain dies when kit plane crashes on its first flight
A retired U.S. Marine who had served as a chaplain in the Marine Corps League died Saturday after the kit plane he was flying crashed in a business parking lot in Texas.

Kirkpatrick's son, Forrest Kirkpatrick, told nbcdfw.Marine who had served as a chaplain in the Marine Corps League, Forrest Kirkpatrick said.Forrest Kirkpatrick said his father loved flying throughout his life.Forrest Kirkpatrick said his father took the woman for her first flight the next day.

Forrest Kirkpatrick said his father bought the Sonex kit plane several years ago and spent the past seven years assembling it in a hangar he rented at Spinks Airport.Forrest Kirkpatrick said his father bought a Mooney aircraft so he could continue to fly while he was building the Sonex.

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