Staff Report
NewsWest 9

STEVENS COUNTY, TEXAS - A Midland businessman is dead following a plane accident in Stevens County.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, four miles north of Breckenridge. 

We're told that 38-year-old Ray Hofman died when he crashed his Hawker Sea Fury ISS-25.

DPS Officials tell NewsWest 9, Hofman was training with the aircraft when he experienced a problem with the handling causing the plane to nose dive and crash into a heavily wooded area.

We're told that Hofman was killed on impact.

According to Peak Completions Technologies Inc., Hofman is the President and CEO of the company, died in the crash.

We're told that Hofman is survived by his wife and four children.

NewsWest 9 is working to get more information.