The Texas Department Of Public Safety released a statement in reference to a airplane accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Wise County.
Preliminary investigation indicates the aircraft identified as a 1992 Aero Vodochody L-139, displaying tail number N-1390A, took off from Perot Field/Fort Worth Alliance and was headed to Bridgeport Municipal Airport when it crashed in a field in the 1900 block of US-380. The pilot, identified as 62-year-old Diana Stanger, of Washington, Texas sustained critical injuries and was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX.
The passenger identified as 58-year-old Thomas Charles, of Niceville, Florida sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Medical City Denton in Denton, TX. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken over the investigation, and any further inquiries must be requested from the FAA.
Bridgeport FD and Wise County EMS responded to the 1900 block of US-380 Wednesday for reports of an airplane that wrecked out. Units arrived on the scene near the Bridgeport Airport with EMS requesting launch of two medical helicopters to the scene for two injuries.
Crews remain on scene late Wednesday night, as FAA is currently investigating the accident, as to what caused the airplane to wreck, shortly after taking off. The plane reportedly was not far from the airport when it went down.
The 1992 L-139 aircraft, which was developed from the L-39ZA, is powered by an Allied Signal TFE-731.4 turbofan engine, looking very similar to a military jet.