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Names Of Tarrant Co. Plane Crash Victims Released

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The names of the three people on-board a twin-engine plane that crashed in northern Tarrant County have been released.

Officials with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office confirm 73-year-old flight instructor Gerald Wayne McCombs was on the plane with students Toni Warvall, 58, and 41-year-old Gary Wayne Chasteen.

The plane the three were in went down just before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in the 3200 block of Peden Road in Fort Worth.

The twin-engine Beechcraft airplane was completely destroyed, with only the tail section and on engine recognizable.

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Terry Grisham said, “It’s a miracle anyone survived.”

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As of Thursday morning instructor McCombs was listed in critical condition and both Warvall and Chasteen were hospitalized in fair condition.

The plane went down in a field near Hicks Airport. Pro Aircraft Flight Training, located at the airport, owns the plane.

The crash sparked a small grass fire but firefighters were able to quickly extinguish it. No one on the ground was injured.
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continue to investigate the crash.


One Comment

  1. Put the widow on the set, give us dirty laundry! says:

    You need to rename the headline and refer to them as SURVIVORS. It’s a miracle any of them got out with their lives. Oh, wait. VICTIMS is more sensational. Never mind.

    1. YRofTexas says:

      Two Thumbs up!

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