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.