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Plane Crash Reported In Pecan Gap

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A plane crash reported in Pecan Gap Tuesday evening resulted in serious injuries for the pilot, Delta County authorities reported.

The crop dusting plane reported clipped a tree and crashed into a field off FM 64 in Pecan Gap at 7:07 p.m. April 7, 2020, catching on fire. The pilot reportedly dragged himself out of the plane and about 300 yards away to a back porch. The residents reported seeing the crash through a window, spotted the man and called for help, according to Delta County Sheriff’s Office.

Delta County Fire Departments, Sheriff’s Deputies and Constable; Hopkins County EMS; and Lifestar responded at the crash site.

The pilot sustained burns throughout his body. He was flown to Parkland Hospital for treatment. No additional information was available Wednesday, according to DCSO reports.

A small plane reportedly crashed into a field off FM 46 in Pecan Gap at 7:07 p.m. April 7, 2020, catching on fire. The pilot was flown to Parkland for burns throughout his body. (Submitted photo)
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Author: Faith Huffman

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