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Pilot suffers life-threatening injuries in plane crash at Clovis airport

Published: Aug. 9, 2015 at 10:24 PM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 2:26 PM CDT
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CLOVIS, NM - A Clovis man remains hospitalized at UMC tonight, after his plane crashed while trying to land the morning of August 9.

It happened at the Clovis airport around 9: a.m.

After first responders arrived they immediately flew the pilot here to Lubbock.

He suffered critical injuries, but KCBD has now told he's in serious condition.

The pilot, James Bostwick, was flying from Melrose to Clovis when the Curry County Sheriff's office tells us he reported a a mechanical failure as he was approaching the Clovis Municipal Airport.

That malfunction is thought to be what led to Bostwick's crash landing. The crash is being investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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