English Professor Died in Light Plane Crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say the pilot who died when his ultra-light plane crashed into a dry lake bed southeast of Las Vegas was an associate English professor at the University of Nevada.

Jeffrey Michael Stitt, 57, was the only person aboard when the craft went down Thursday near Boulder City.

Stitt, of Henderson, was a teacher who specialized in folklore - he had been a Senior Fulbright scholar in Bulgaria.

In 2006, he was awarded UNLV's College of Liberal Arts Schmeidal
Award.

Stitt is survived by his wife, Emire Stitt, and a son, Vesko
Dinev.

A memorial service was being planned at UNLV for Sept. 22, his irthday.


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