A Sabre Ultralight aircraft crashed in a field south of Woodward Sunday afternoon.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Dennis Dale Baird, 56, of Woodward, died after the aircraft he was piloting went down in a field in Woodward County.

The OHP said according to an eyewitness report, the aircraft probably fell from the sky 80 to 100 feet. Baird was wearing a helmet, the OHP said.

Baird was taken by ambulance to Woodward Regional Hospital. The Woodward Fire Department also responded to the scene.

The crash happened at 1:56 p.m. in the area of EW 44 and NS 204.

Cause of the crash is under investigation, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be on the scene Monday to begin its investigation, OHP officials said.

Until then, the highway patrol will provide site security through the night.

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