New Details Released in Connection With Plane Crash in Brewster County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

New information on a Brewster County plane crash that occurred back in May.

On May 18th, a Piper Saratoga Airplane crashed into a fence near the Alpine Municipal Airport.

The pilot, 65-year-old Vernon Stump, was not injured but he did report having engine trouble.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined a flexible hose and two clamps were not properly installed.

Less than a month later, during the July 4th weekend, 5 people were killed when an air ambulance went down, just moments after taking off from the Alpine Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board has not released any new information on that crash.