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(Milledgeville-AP)

A Missouri businessman trying to land his single-engine plane in bad weather has crashed and died near the Baldwin County Airport in Milledgeville.

County Coroner Wayne Brooks said 55-year-old Richard George Bath of Dexter, Missouri, died instantly when his Beech 36 plane crashed in a clearing across from the airport landing strip about 11 p-m Friday.

Brooks said it looked as if Brooks couldn't see the trees because of heavy fog and mist at the time. The airport warns pilots about 100-foot trees along the path to the runway. The airport doesn't have equipment to allow landing in low visibility, and pilots must rely on forecasts from Macon for weather information.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration searched the crash scene yesterday. N-T-S-B investigator said investigators don't yet know what happened.

Police said Bath didn't report any malfunction as he made his third attempt to land. Investigators are trying to determine where he had taken off from earlier Friday.

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