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Las Vegas man killed in crash of kit-built airplane

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 | 12:57 p.m.

The pilot killed in an experimental aircraft that crashed in Sandy Valley on Sunday was identified today as 52-year-old Greg Richard Jaspers of Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner's office said.

The cause of death was multiple blunt force traumas from the crash of the two-seat replica of a World War II aircraft, the coroner's office said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Federal Aviation Administration records indicate Jaspers received the highest rating on Sept. 11, 2006, as an airline transport pilot. He also had privileges to fly single-engine aircraft on land and at sea, and he had rotorcraft helicopter and instrument helicopter commercial privileges.

A search of FAA records shows Jaspers had no disciplinary actions taken against him as a pilot, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the FAA.

FAA records also show that Robert L. Bonde of Sandy Valley built the aircraft in 2003. He was issued a certificate after an inspection on June 19, 2003.

Sandy Valley is a small town near the Nevada-California border, about 45 miles southwest of Las Vegas. It has a private airstrip.

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