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1 seriously injured in Franklin County plane crash

1 seriously injured in Franklin County plane crash
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:28am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 2:52pm

At approximately 8:02 a.m., Texas DPS Trooper Damon Williams responded to plane crash call in an open field near HW-37 8 miles south of Mt. Vernon.

The pilot, Bobby Kenneth Perry, 79, of Mt. Vernon, had left Mt. Vernon airport and was in route to Winnsboro when his aircraft, a Piper (a fixed-wing single engine plane – tail # N9469N) lost power. The plane struck several pine trees tearing off both of the plane’s wings. Bobby Perry was able to make an emergency landing in an open field, property of Garth Perrett. No other persons were on board.  

Perry was airlifted to ETMC in Tyler with serious, incapacitating injuries.

Corporal Brandon Stribling and Trooper Dwayne Smith assisted with the plane crash investigation. 

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