That's when their luck ran out.
Fifty meters above the ground, the plane began to wobble, then entered a vertical dive and collided with the grass. The older man was found dead inside the flaming aircraft. The younger one managed to escape from the mangled machine before it was engulfed in flames, but subsequently died in the hospital.
The men serve as examples that training and a license may not be needed to mow the lawn, but are necessary requirements for flying a plane.
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