The aircraft took off safely, but less than a minute later, witnesses say it banked suddenly left and crashed nose first into a field.
Within seconds the wood frame craft caught fire and pilot Scotty Wilson died, likely on impact.
Wreckage smoldered for the next hour as horrified family and flight crew members could only watch helplessly.
The historic airplane was a replica of Etorre Bugatti’s original design, and with expert advice and funding from all over the world, Wilson had spent more than seven years preparing the plane.
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