Swiss pilot on solo odyssey dies in Ecuador volcano crash

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QUITO: A Swiss aviator attempting to circumnavigate the world in 20 months in a lightweight two-seater aircraft died on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) after crashing into a volcano in central Ecuador, officials said. Eric Guilloud, 62, was declared dead following the accident in Cotopaxi province, Ecuador’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in a statement. An aide to the pilot said Guilloud’s Aerospool WT9 Dynamic aircraft had slammed into the Cotopaxi volcano shortly after taking off from Latacunga airport south of Ecuador’s capital Quito.

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