An 80-year-old man is dead after the small plane he was flying crashed and burned near a private rural airstrip in East Texas.
A statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety says John
Armstrong of Emory was the lone occupant of the plane. It crashed
about 2 p.m. Tuesday just off Texas 19, about two miles north of
Emory and 60 miles east of Dallas.
The DPS says the plane was making a landing attempt when it
flipped onto its top and burned.