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Troup man survives plane crash in Cherokee County

Waun R. Harrison, 73, of Troup was the pilot of the Cessna.
Waun R. Harrison, 73, of Troup was the pilot of the Cessna.(AP)
Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 8:11 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2021 at 8:13 AM CDT
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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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