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Sarasota man dies in ultralight crash

A Sarasota man was killed Sunday when he crashed his ultralight airplane into an Englewood home.

Pilot James Michael Wanless, 41, took off from Buchan Airport in Englewood at 5:35 p.m. in an ultralight and was in the air for less than five minutes when witnesses said the engine began to sputter.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said the plane dived, hitting a house at 20 Charleston Circle before hitting the ground. No one in the home was injured, and the house had only minor damage. Wanless was dead at the scene.

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