A man flying an experimental aircraft that crash landed Friday morning in Schertz has died.
Schertz city officials said David Denning, 53, of Navasota, was flown to University Hospital in critical condition about 9:14 a.m. after he and his crumpled aircraft were found in a farm field in Schertz.
Denning was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.
Schertz spokesman Brad Bailey said that based on the statements of witnesses who saw the aircraft make a “big dip” before landing, the cause of the accident “is believed to be pilot error.”
Denning was found south of the Kitty Hawk Flying Field, where the aircraft had first taken flight. Bailey said experimental aircraft frequently use the airstrip.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.