Friday, January 31, 2020

Beechcraft B60 Duke, N50JR: Accident occurred January 29, 2020 near Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport (KBPG), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aircraft lost both engines, attempted an emergency landing and crashed.

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Date: 28-JAN-20
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N50JR
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 60
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

GLASSCOCK COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - Thursday 2:50 p.m. 

Update: Authorities have identified the pilot involved in Wednesday’s plane crash.

According to the Glasscock County Sheriff Keith Burnett, James Nyerges of Odessa was hurt in the crash and taken to Midland Memorial Hospital.

As of Thursday afternoon Nyerges was listed in stable condition.

The Glasscock County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane crash Wednesday evening in Northwestern Glasscock County.

Glasscock County Sheriff Keith Burnett tells CBS7 that it happened about 5:15 p.m., two miles west of 461.

Burnett tells CBS7 that the pilot was flying from Abilene to Odessa when he crashed.

He was alert and talking when he was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital.

Authorities have not released the name of the pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be arriving Thursday to investigate what caused the crash.

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Glasscock County Sheriff's Department 
January 29, 2020 

Approximately 5:15 pm a plane crashed in northwest Glasscock county.

Glasscock County Emt’s took the only person on board which was a 76 year old pilot to Midland Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

The pilot is from Odessa and he was coming from Abilene back to Odessa.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating.


  1. why would you put the same N number on a plane as the plane that Jim Croce
    died in? I guess I'm weird like that

    1. Could be unintended from tacking on name initials to the back end of some number of significance.

      Texans in the oil field biz might even enjoy explaining how the earlier misfortune of plane with that number does not scare them.

  2. Lost both engines? Prop was spinning when he came down; at least the prop that still remains.