Authorities identify Odessa pilot hurt in Glasscock County plane crash

(Photo courtesy of the Glasscock County Sheriff’s Office)
(Photo courtesy of the Glasscock County Sheriff’s Office)(KOSA)
Published: Jan. 29, 2020 at 7:48 PM CST
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Thursday 2:50 p.m. Update:

Authorities have identified the pilot involved in Wednesday’s plane crash.

According to the Glasscock County Sheriff Keith Burnett, James Nyerges of Odessa was hurt in the crash and taken to Midland Memorial Hospital.

As of Thursday afternoon Nyerges was listed in stables condition.


The Glasscock County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane crash Wednesday evening in Northwestern Glasscock County.

Glasscock County Sheriff Keith Burnett tells CBS7 that it happened about 5:15 p.m., two miles west of 461.

Burnett tells CBS7 that the pilot was flying from Abilene to Odessa when he crashed.

He was alert and talking when he was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital.

Authorities have not released the name of the pilot.

The FAA will be arriving Thursday to investigate what caused the crash.

Stay with CBS7 and for further updates