Two Hospitalized after Plane Crashes in Mineral Wells

Posted on Sep 22, 2016

Two hospitalized after small plane crash near Mineral Wells Airport



David Woo/The Dallas Morning News<br></br>

From 2011, an Air Tractor 802 plane taking off from Mineral Wells Airport to drop fire retardant on wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake. <br></br>

Two people have been hospitalized following a small plane crash northwest of Mineral Wells Airport.

The craft was a twin-engine Piper Comanche. Two of the three people on board were hospitalized; the other suffered no injuries.



Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the plane crashed about 7:20 p.m. while attempting to land.

The pilot had reported engine trouble, Lunsford said.

The craft is registered to Jeremy Walters of Temple. A man by that name is a flight instructor for Temple-based Central Texas Flight Training.

The FAA is investigating.


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