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Pilot, 92, aiming for record

CARTHAGE, Mo., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A 92-year-old Missouri man said he is aiming to become the oldest person to fly a plane, but he still needs more than a decade to do it.

Ralph McConnell, of Carthage, said he took his most recent flight Saturday in a Piper Warrior for about half an hour, The Joplin (Mo.) Globe reported Monday.

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McConnell said he's going for a record held by a 102-year-old.

"I've got 10 years to go," McConnell said. "My doctor, he says, 'I'll keep you going.'"

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