Two Killed In Sonex Crash At Oshkosh (updated)

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Jeremy Monnett, CEO of Sonex, was one of two people killed when a Sonex experimental airplane crashed into a row of military vehicles parked near the runway at Oshkosh on Tuesday afternoon. The name of the second victim has not been released. Local police and fire teams responded to the crash, at about 3:20 p.m. There was no fire, and nobody on the ground was hurt. Sonex is based in Oshkosh.. More

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