The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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July 8, 2014

Two injured in plane crash

BERRYVILLE — A father and son were rescued by boaters after their small aircraft crashed into Lake Palestine near Berryville on Friday.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, pilot Gary Buster, 56, of Frankston, and passenger Aaron Buster, 25, of Greenville, were attempting to land a twin-engine airplane, when it lost power and crashed into the lake Friday afternoon.

Boaters who witnessed the crash rescued the men, according to Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Warden Captain Quint Balkom.

The two men remained hospitalized in a Tyler hospital as of Monday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

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