Update on Plane Crash

Update on the plane crash from this morning
Russell Riggs of Castle Rock Colorado was the operator of the airplane that crashed near CR 362 in the Desdemona area this morning around 9:34 AM. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter in the plane. Russell was released from the Stephenville ER this afternoon but his wife and daughter were airlifted to JPS in Fort Worth. Taxiville Stephenville’s Taxi Service has offered to give Russell a complimentary ride after his discharge from the hospital. His wife has suffered a broken neck but is able to move her arms and fingers. A dog was also in the aircraft during the collision and has fled. According to Russell, he chased the boxer for about 3 miles but was not able to catch her. The dog has not been found.
The family was flying out of the Dublin Airport after visiting Deleon for a few days.
Russell said he had about a quarter of a tank of gas around the time his plane started to stutter. The plane collided with the ground while he was struggling to keep power.

Plane Crash

9:34 AM County
(Airplane Crash) There is a report of an airplane that has gone down near CR360/362. Erath Fire and First Responders are en route.

9:39 AM
This will be near the Eastland County Line. Air Evac from Eastland has been requested.

9:41 AM
It sounds like an occupant of the plane called this in. he did not know his location.

9:42 AM
De Leon EMS will be paged to the scene.

9:45 AM
A DPS trooper has been contacted and is en route. A male subject was reported to be out of the plane but a female subject is still trapped.

9:49 AM
A second Helo has been requested. Eastland Fire has also been requested to help find the crash site.

9:51 AM
Air Evac of out of Eastland is out of commision. Care Flight is being contacted.

9:56 AM
Fire Units are still trying to locate the crash site which is believed to be near the Eastland County Line. Occupants reports from the plane report they are in a sandy field and report they can hear the sirens.

10:01 AM
A helo out of Brownwood will be launched.

10:03 AM
Units are getting close. Occupants of the plane report via cell phone the sirens are getting closer.

10:06 AM
Unit 109 reports that they have found the crash site.

10:15 AM
Units on the scene report that the pilot left the scene walking and they are trying to locate him.

10:20 AM
Air Evac is four minutes out. The Pilot has been located and is back at the plane.

10:26 AM
Careflight is landing on the scene at this time.

10:38 AM
Scanner traffic has become silent. I am still listening and will update when more information becomes available.

10:56 AM
Two patients will be transported via air ambulance to JPS. A third patient is being transported to Stephenville ER via ground ambulance.

11:01 AM
All fire and rescue units have cleared the scene. DPS and Sherrif Units will remain on the scene.