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Rene Dugas of Monroe, La., and co-pilot Dick Kyet land on the grounds of the Mt. Vernon Airport on Friday afternoon. Dugas has a homebuilt turbine with a 730 horsepower jet engine. The plane can reach speeds of 400 mph, although Dugas cruises at 330 mph. Dugas is one of about 60 pilots expected to compete in the EAA AirVenture Cup on Sunday.

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