Vintage Plane Crash Lands In Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE (AP) – Federal authorities say the fuselage of a restored Korean War-era plane came apart as the aircraft crash-landed just short of the runway at a West Texas airport, but that the pilot and passenger survived.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Hawker Sea Fury crashed Tuesday morning near Stephens County Airport in Breckenridge, about 90 miles west of Fort Worth.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says preliminary information indicates the plane lost power and the fuselage broke apart on impact.

The pilot was taken to a hospital, but the passenger escaped unscathed.

Further details have not been released.

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