Father And Son Injured In Stephenville Plane Crash

A father and son are recovering after a small plane crash near the airport in Stephenville late Saturday morning.

The Texas Department of Public Safety told NBC DFW that the pilot, 40-year-old Richard Abila, and his son, 17-year-old Aaron Abila, survived the crash. Emergency crews took them to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

DPS said the two left a Dallas area airport earlier in the morning. They were on approach to Clark Field Municipal Airport around 11:00 a.m. when the 1974 Grumman Lynx ran out of fuel. The plane landed nose down near some horse trailers. It crashed a mile away from the airport.

The pilot and father Richard Abila ejected from the plane. DPS said emergency crews had to cut his son Richard out of the aircraft.

Both father and son are from Stephenville.

The photograph of the plane crash was provided by the Stephenville Empire-Tribune

This is one of three plane crashes in North Texas on Saturday. A plane crashed next to a runway at the Addison airport. Another aircraft went down at Lake Dallas on Saturday afternoon.

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