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Fatal Crash in nearby Spencerport



SPENCERPORT, N.Y. (AP) - An 88-year-old World War II veteran who loved to fly has died after his single-engine plane crashed at an airfield west of Rochester.

Sgt. Bob Murphy of the Monroe County Sherriff's Office says Norman Hasman was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday's accident in Spencerport.

Murphy says the pilot was doing touch-and-go exercises when his left wheel caught a patch of tall grass. Murphy says that's when the small plane veered to the left, dug in and flipped on its back.

He says wind may have played a role in the crash. Federal authorities are investigating.

Murphy says the World War II tail gunner was shot down twice in combat and was a prisoner of war in Germany.

He says the airfield where Hasman died is named Hasman Field after him.


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