Police Video Shows Frightening Moments After Caldwell Plane Crash

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

New video reveals the frightening moments after a plane comes crashing down on a Caldwell baseball field.

It was a night some Caldwell residents won't soon forget. The dramatic video shows what happened in the minutes following the crash as the two men are pulled from the wreckage.

Wednesday night it wasn't only first responders who came to the aid of the two men involved in the crash, but rather a community.

It was anything but your typical ballgame in Caldwell Wednesday night.

"It was coming in and it hit the pole and if it wasn't for the pole it would have probably came in left field and hit some of us," Baseball Player Austin Scarmardo said.

But this was no fast ball, rather a single engine Cessna plane that crash landed just a few feet from the pitcher's mound.

"I didn't know what to do, I was so scared," Baseball Player Aidan Hosea said.

One of the first officers on the scene captured the chaotic moments following the crash on his helmet camera, as people rushed on to the field to help.

"The left wing was kind of hanging and it was on top of them, so we were trying to move the wing so they could crawl out," Eyewitness Gene Hawkins said.

First responders and residents at the scene ask the two injured men if they knew what had happened, to which one of them answered, "no".

It was scary day, that many believe could have been much worse.

"We've just been praying for the pilot and his passenger and hope they're ok," Hawkins said.

The two men in the plane have been identified as 24 year-old Bryan Farney of Taylor, and 39 year-old Cole Reed of Georgetown.

Authorities say it appears the men were looking for an open field to do an emergency landing. When they noticed there were kids on the field, the pilot banked sharply, causing the plane to hit a light pole.

Both men were taken to area hospitals Wednesday night, and were listed in fair condition Thursday afternoon.

Authorities believe the pair was on a flight path from Sugar Land to Waco when their plane began experiencing problems.

A preliminary report on the FAA's website states the aircraft's engine failed, causing it to crash just short of the Caldwell Airport.


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