Lubbock firefighter believed dead after plane crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock firefighter believed dead after plane crash

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

More than one person is dead after a plane crash on private ranch land near County Road 142 and County Road 129 in Dickens County.  The crash site is in a ravine about five miles northwest of Dickens. 

The wreckage was discovered about 1:00 PM Sunday and officials think the plane may have crashed Saturday night or early Sunday morning.  The plane was burned and still smoldering when a witness called it in.

Although officials at the scene did not release names of the victims, it is confirmed that that the plane is owned by a Lubbock Firefighter, Jake Jenkins. 

"Our sincerest condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to the family of Equipment Operator Jake Jenkins who was killed in a plane crash this [Sunday] morning." the Lubbock Professional Fire Fighters Association said just before Midnight Sunday on its web site.  

"He was an incredibly talented individual. We miss you, brother."

DPS Corporal John Gonzalez says the plane is believed to have taken off close to the site.  Officials say updates will be delayed because cell phone reception is almost non-existent at the crash site.

Copyright 2011 KCBD NewsChannel 11.  All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

    World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:34:25 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-04-22 13:56:33 GMT
    Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN)Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN)
    Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN)Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN)

    The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.

    The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.

  • Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

    Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:44:10 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-04-22 13:56:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Adel Hana). Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, April 20, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protes...(AP Photo/Adel Hana). Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, April 20, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protes...

    Gaza health officials say 4 Palestinians, including 15-year-old boy, killed by Israeli army fire as thousands join fourth weekly protests on Gaza border.

    Gaza health officials say 4 Palestinians, including 15-year-old boy, killed by Israeli army fire as thousands join fourth weekly protests on Gaza border.

  • Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

    Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:24 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:24:35 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:55 AM EDT2018-04-22 13:55:51 GMT
    Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France due to an apparent threat against security services. (Source: Raycom Media)Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France due to an apparent threat against security services. (Source: Raycom Media)
    Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France due to an apparent threat against security services. (Source: Raycom Media)Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France due to an apparent threat against security services. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services.

    Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services.

Powered by Frankly