The pilot of a small biplane that crashed at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport has died today, August 4, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. David German, 46, of Nebraska, had been in critical condition at Parkland Hospital in Dallas since Thursday, July 30th after fire engulfed his private plane and he was transported to there by air ambulance. His death resulted from his burns and injuries sustained in the crash.
The Aeromaster Fixed Wing Single Engine bi-plane crashed on takeoff from the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. First reported by EMS that German had burns over 100% of his body, the estimate had been reduced to 92% following examination at the Parkland burn center.
Friday July 31, a single inspector for the FAA had completed his investigation of the Thursday night crash. Apparently, the plane was taking off on the concrete runway but ended up on the grass strip. The airport was closed from the time of the crash until midnight July 30.