Pilot Injured in Plane Crash Saturday Also Crashed in 2015
New details are being released in the plane crash in Marathon on Saturday afternoon. According to Chief Deputy Ryan Skelton with the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office, Guilford “Gil” Jones was the pilot injured in the crash on Saturday.
Skelton tells CBS 7 that Jones was immobilized and taken to Big Bend Regional Medical Center to be treated. The plane Jones was piloting was an experimental aircraft. Chief Deputy Skelton said that Jones had crashed in that same area almost to the day in 2015.
The Marathon Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) was called out to a plane crash Saturday afternoon. According the MVFD Facebook page, they got the call at 4:24 p.m. from a nearby resident.
The resident told them the crash happened north of Highway 90 next to the Marathon Motel. When MVFD arrived they found a small single engine plane laying on its roof, with one injured individual.
MVFD said firefighters checked the downed plane for any signs of fuel leaking or any danger of combustion and quickly attended to the pilot while waiting for a transport from Alpine.
The pilot was transported to BBRMC by Alpine EMS with serious but non life threatening injuries. The investigation is still on-going.
Photo Courtesy of the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department Facebook