Men survive warbird crash

Two men were injured Tuesday morning when a vintage war plane crashed in a pasture near the Stephens County Airport.

The crash of a CSEA Seafury British Hawker was reported around 9:15 a.m. It landed in a pasture north of the airport and south of FM 2231, land owned by Brad Whitaker.

The plane’s occupants, Nelson Ezell and Dustin Mayfield, were taken by helicopter ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Forth Worth. 

Ezell sustained serious but not critical injuries, while Mayfield’s injuries were less serious, according to the men’s wives.

The plane is badly damaged, according to those allowed near the remote crash site, which is being kept secure until the FAA arrives to investigate.

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