Troup man survives plane crash in Cherokee County
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A 73-year old man from Troup was transported to UT-Health East Texas Jacksonville after losing control of his Cessna Sunday afternoon.
According to a preliminary report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, at 4:30 Sunday afternoon, troopers responded to a reported plane crash five miles north of New Summerfield in Cherokee County.
The Cessna 182 single-engine plane was traveling from the Cherokee County airport to a private landing strip on County Road 4716, stated the investigator’s preliminary report.
The report state that due to a strong tailwind, the aircraft landed too fast causing it to travel through a barbwire fence before the Cessna struck several trees.
Waun R. Harrison, 73, of Troup was the pilot of the Cessna. He is reported to be in stable condition.
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