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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2008 7:58 pm | Updated: 10:33 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Authorities have identified the pilot in training in Friday's plane crash as Sam Pudney from Casper, Wyo.

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Pinal County sheriff's spokesman Mike Minter said he doesn't know Pudney's age.

Pudney was flying with pilot-in-command James Clapper, 57, of Scottsdale in an Extra 300L model aircraft when the plane crashed into the desert about eight miles east of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. It's still unknown what caused the plane to go down.

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