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Elderly man injured in far east El Paso plane crash

EL PASO, Texas - An 83-year-old man was injured in a plane crash in far east El Pao Saturday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

At around 9:30 a.m., a DPS spokesman said 83-year-old Edward Bernard was attempting to take off near Santa Fe Trail and Flager Street. Bernard then reportedly lost control of his 1964 Globe Swift, striking a fence.

The agency described Bernard's injuries as "incapacitating."

The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating.

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Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.


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