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Published April 10, 2012, 09:25 AM

Victim in California stunt plane crash was UND graduate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — One of the men killed in the crash of a stunt plane in California was a former University of North Dakota aviation student.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — One of the men killed in the crash of a stunt plane in California was a former University of North Dakota aviation student.

UND records show that 32-year-old pilot George Mellone III, of Yuma, Ariz., graduated in 2007. Authorities say he and 24-year-old co-pilot David Ostendorf, of Salinas, Calif., died Sunday in the crash in a field near the Salinas airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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