Update: UND’s aerospace school halts flights after student dies in crash
BUXTON, N.D. – The University of North Dakota’s aerospace school has cancelled all flight activities after a student pilot from Chicago died in an airplane crash.
The University of North Dakota plane went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County community of Buxton, in northeastern North Dakota.
UND identified the victim as 19-year-old John Hauser, a student majoring in commercial aviation.
Robert Kraus, dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, ordered a “safety stand down,” halting all flight activity Tuesday. University officials say counseling services are being offered to students.