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Investigators release new details about Marathon plane crash

The pilot and sole occupant of a single-engine plane was injured Saturday in Marathon when his aircraft crashed near a motel. (Source: Facebook/Marathon Volunteer Fire Dept.) The pilot and sole occupant of a single-engine plane was injured Saturday in Marathon when his aircraft crashed near a motel. (Source: Facebook/Marathon Volunteer Fire Dept.)
BREWSTER COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

The pilot injured in a weekend plane accident in Marathon has been identified as Gilbert Jones, the Brewster County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

Jones was immobilized and transported to Big Bend Regional Medical Center with "serious injuries" after his aircraft crashed Saturday afternoon near Marathon Motel, north of Highway 90, according to Chief Deputy Ryan Skelton.

Dispatch received a call about the incident at 4:26 p.m.

Jones was the sole occupant of the plane, officials said.

Hospital personnel confirmed Tuesday he was no longer listed as a patient.

The cause of the accident remained undetermined and under investigation Tuesday morning.

Skelton said the single-engine plane flown by Jones was an experimental aircraft and had not been registered with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Marathon Volunteer Fire Department officials reported finding the aircraft lying on its roof when they arrived at the scene.

Jones survived a previous plane accident approximately one year ago, in a location "not far" from Saturday's crash site, according to officials.

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