Memphis Couple Injured In Small Plane Crash

Memphis Couple Injured In Small Plane Crash

Two Memphians were injured when their small plane experienced engine trouble and crash-landed in a park in the Texas Panhandle.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Two Memphians were were injured when their small plane experienced engine trouble and crash-landed in a park in the Texas Panhandle.

The 1976 Cessna struck utility poles on its descent around 11:30 a.m. Friday morning, knocking out power to some parts of Borger, about 45 miles northeast of Amarillo.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says owner and operator Joe Max Shelton, 74, and passenger Sally Shelton, 71, suffered minor injuries and were taken to a Borger hospital. The Sheltons are from Memphis, Tenn., and were traveling to Santa Fe, N.M.

They attempted to land at Borger airport but the plane lost power, forcing it down in the park adjacent to a community center.

DPS says the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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