Pilot Killed In Ultralight Crash Identified

The Clark County Sheriff's Office identifies the pilot who was killed in the crash of an ultralight at Daybreak Airport near Battle Ground.

58-year-old Quin T. Banta had an FAA Student Pilot Certificate and was operating a Kolb Firestar 2 ultralight aircraft powered by a single 2-stroke 52 horsepower engine. The Firestar 2 appears to be a kit-built aircraft, manufactured in 2013 by Kolb Aircraft, Inc. Banta appears to have owned it since October, 2018.

Based on information gathered by sheriff's deputies, Banta took off from Grove Field in Camas earlier in the day. At this point in the investigation, it is not known why Banta's aircraft crashed near Daybreak Airport. According to witnesses, it did not appear that Banta's airplane was in the process of landing or taking off.

The NTSB is investigating.

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