Saturday, July 17, 2021

Zenith CH750 Cruzer, N9667Z: Accident occurred July 17, 2021 in Blossom, Lamar County, Texas

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

Aircraft crashed after takeoff and came to rest with collapsed gear, left wing damage and propeller damage.

Date: 17-JUL-21
Time: 21:14:00Z
Regis#: N9667Z
Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Aircraft Model: CH750 CRUZER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

BLOSSOM, Texas - Two Blossom residents were taken to Paris Regional Medical Center after their experimental plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a private air strip in Blossom on Saturday.

At about 4 p.m. Saturday, department of public safety troopers were called to investigate the crash. Preliminary investigation revealed that an experimental plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a private air strip. The aircraft landed on Patriot Drive in Blossom.

The pilot, Earl Unruh, 66, and passenger Lenita Unruh, 62, both of Blossom, were transported to Paris Regional Medical Center via Paris EMS with non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash, according to information provided by Trooper Mark Tackett.

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