Emergency vehicles lined Currie Road in Aurora tonight. It's the site of an afternoon plane crash. Witness Wesley Latham says, "I was in my room, fiddling on my laptop when I hear this 'tick, tick, thud, boom.' "
It happened about 2:40pm. The Wise County Sheriff's Department says an oil field worker called 911 to report the crash. Sgt. Johnny Britton says, "Four people were on the plane. All were injured. All were transported to the hospital in Fort Worth. Two of them are in critical condition. Two are non life-threatening."
The FAA says the pilot of the twin engine Beechcraft King Air was talking to DFW air traffic control when he reported both engines quit.
The plane came down in a field, near Mark Anderson's home. He says, "We came out and it's this massive array of you know emergency, EMS lights and everything. I thought maybe somebody had crashed in the ditch and then I look a little further and I see this airplane wing sticking up."
The plane's registered owner is RJ Schumacher. An employee of RJ Schumacher Oil in Fort Worth confirms Mr. Schumacher was on the plane when it crashed.
Emergency officials here say those on board were men whose ages ranged from 64 to 84.
Neighbors say they're in their thoughts.
Wesley Latham says, "I hope they're okay."
"I hope for the best." Mark Anderson adds, "It's one of those things, you wanna say a lot of prayers for the people who were involved in it."
Tonight, Mr. Schumacher is said to be in serious condition at a Fort Worth hospital.
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