Engine Failure: Small Plane Crashes at Livingston Municipal Airport, LIVINGSTON, June 13, 2020 - At approximately 6:30 pm on June 13, 2020, a small plane, piloted by Tony Presley, 54, of Deridder, Louisiana, was flying home from Houston with his wife, Robin. As Presley was flying over Polk County he had engine failure. His plane's engine completely shut down. Amazingly, Presley was able to glide the plane in towards Livingston Municipal airport runway. Unfortunately, he didn't have enough altitude to make it to the runway. Presley's plane clipped the tree tops and belly landed in the grass (snapping the wheels off on impact). His plane slid into a drainage area was about seventy five yards short of the runway. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Officers Tito Reyes and Sergeant Dallas Early with the Livingston Police Department, and Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Robin Presley was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Tony was flown by PHi Air Medical Helicopter to Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands. Trooper Burman initiated a preliminary investigation. The crash will be fully investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Volunteer Firemen from Livingston tend to Tony and Robin Presley of Deridder, Louisiana. Tony Presley had engine failure on his way home from Houston and attempted to glide into Livingston Municipal Airport. His plane didn't make it to the runway.
Oil that blew back from the engine and landed on the tail of the small plane during flight.
Trooper Kevin Burman initiated an preliminary investigation.
Tony Presley was flown to Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands.
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