Air crash passenger also dies

Team Radio Marketing Group - November 7, 2017 4:18 pm

David Thomas Chael, left, Cory Washburn, right.

ALVA — Cortney Washburn, 39, of Alva, Oklahoma died Tuesday morning at Baptist Burn Center in Oklahoma City.

He was a passenger in a Beachcraft Bonanza aircraft that crashed Saturday in Alva. He was flown by AirEvac to the Oklahoma City hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The pilot of  the plane, David Thomas Chael, 61, of Enid, was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries.

The aircraft was southbound, approaching the north side of the airport when a cowl hatch opened.  Washburn was piloting at that time and Chael took over when the opened.  The landing gear deployed and the front wheel struck a power line.  The aircraft came to rest on its top and both occupants were exiting the plane when it exploded.

 

 

Latest Stories

Luetkenhaus Out on Bond, Wife Files for Divorce

A former Northern Oklahoma College professor who was arrested and charged with kidnapping, rape, sexual battery,...

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 11 May 2021

Situation Update: COVID-19 COVID-19 Cases 450,400 New Cases 85 New Cases 7 day Average 194 Active...

Tonkawa Enterprises Opens The Hub Entertainment Center

TONKAWA, OKLA. – May 10, 2020 – On May 10, Northern Oklahoma is getting its first-ever...