Plane crash in Love County

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

MARIETTA – A second plane crash in just a matter of weeks happened in Love County Sunday night at the airstrip near McGehee's Catfish Restaurant in Marietta, despite the fact that the runway was closed.

The crash occurred around six o'clock Sunday night. A small plane was being flown by Dennis Wilson of Plano. The runway had recently been plowed, making the soil loose and soft. The nose gear dug into the soil, causing the plane to flip.

The pilot said he didn't know the runway was closed.

Wilson escaped without injuries, and his three passengers were also treated and released.


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  • by Billy Location: Wapanucka on Apr 16, 2007 at 11:45 PM
    I seem to remember that runway conditions and closings are posted with the FAA and that the pilot should have checked the FAA listings when he filed his flight plan.
  • by Bob Location: Bonham on Apr 16, 2007 at 08:45 PM
    This guy blew it two ways. I believe the runway was marked closed and if he checked his NOTAMs (Notices to Airmem) which are standard offering with a pilot briefing, he never even should have attempted to land. Probably didn't even make a pass to check the runway first, just straight in. This pilot needs some fresh training before he kills somebody.
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