Pilot Severely Injured After a Vintage Plane CrashesPress Release
BRECKENRIDGE, TX -- The pilot of a restored Korean War-era plane that crashed on Monday morning near Fort Worth has sustained serious injuries.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the pilot, identified as Nelson Ezell, was forced to land the single-engine Hawker Sea Fury for an emergency landing after the engine lost power. However, the plane landed short of the runway and the fuselage broke on impact.
According to the FAA, the pilot of the two-seat plane was severely injured from the crash. The passenger came out unharmed. Despite the passengers stable condition, both were taken by helicopter to a Fort Worth Hospital following the crash.