WebXtra: Plane crashes into cow, pilot survives

By Philippe Djegal - email

MINEOLA, TX (KLTV) - A 65-year-old pilot failed to land his aircraft multiple times at the Mineola Airport at Wisener Field, the plane stalled and eventually crashed in a nearby stock pond.

Witnesses say the pilot, Johnny Ray Hearon, was inexperienced and was unfamiliar with the aircraft.

Hearon lived through the crash, but he killed a cow in the process.

Hearon was airlifted to ETMC in Tyler and is being treated for a broken leg and some bruises and cuts he sustained to the head.

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