Sonex CEO, Mechanic Killed In Crash At Oshkosh (Updated)

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Jeremy Monnett, CEO of Sonex, and Mike Clark, a Sonex assembly mechanic, died Tuesday when the Sport Acro they were flying crashed into a row of military vehicles parked near the runway at Oshkosh's Wittman Regional Airport, where the kit company is based. "It is with heavy hearts that we report the loss of two members of our Sonex family," the company said in a statement Wednesday morning. More

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