Pilot severely burned, child injured in Taylor plane crash

Two people were on bard when the plane crashed and caught fire. (KXAN Photo/Justin Hobby)
Two people were on bard when the plane crashed and caught fire. (KXAN Photo/Justin Hobby)

TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — A pilot is recovering in the hospital along with his 7-year-old passenger after they were both seriously injured in a plane crash Saturday morning.

Two people were on bard when the plane crashed and caught fire. (KXAN Photo/Justin Hobby)
Two people were on board when the plane crashed and caught fire. (KXAN Photo/Justin Hobby)

Richard Hornbuckle, 41, was on his way to Taylor from Corpus when the plane ran out of fuel. He was severely burned when the plane crashed on a private road just five miles southwest of Taylor, near their destination, the Taylor Municipal Airport.

The child is in “fair” condition at the Dell Children’s Center. Hornbuckle is being treated at the Seton Medical Center in Williamson County.

The plane was destroyed in the crash initially making it difficult to determine the tail number. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating to learn more about what led up to the fuel mismanagement.

The plane is owned by Hybrid Incorporated.

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