Plane down outside of Fort Worth registered in Hockley County - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/6/09

Plane down outside of Fort Worth registered in Hockley County

Posted:

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The twin engine aircraft that crashed outside of Fort Worth Tuesday afternoon has West Texas ties. There were no reports of fatalities but three passengers and the pilot on board were taken to area hospitals with injuries.

FAA records show the Beechcraft King Air that crashed was registered in Hockley County to Robert Schumacher. Schumacher owns RJ Schumacher Oil and a company spokesperson says two other company employees were on board at the time of the crash.

NBC affiliate KXAS is reporting the plane was in flight from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth when the crash occurred. FAA spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said the plane was approaching the Fort Worth area when the pilot radioed air traffic controllers to report both engines had failed.

The plane disappeared from radar and went down near Rhome, TX about 22 miles northwest of Fort Worth. Video shows the plane's left wing is missing and had a crushed nose from impact. NTSB will investigate the crash to determine exactly what caused the plane to go down.

©2009 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

get more>> Web Enhanced

Blood Donation Questions and Answers

"Giving the Gift of Life" is quick, easy, and relatively painless. Here are the answers to some questions donors often ask.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.