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Alva man critically injured in fatal plane crash


November 5, 2017

Marione Martin

Aerial shot of Share Medical Center's site after the light plane crash late Saturday afternoon. The aircraft went down in a canyon just north of the road that goes behind the hospital. The lights on the vehicles at the east parking lot entrance are all pointed toward the crash scene.

Note: This story was updated at 1:00 a.m. Nov. 5.

Cory Washburn, 39, of Alva was badly burned in a plane crash Saturday afternoon. The pilot, David Thomas Chael, 61, of Enid, died at the scene from massive injuries, according to the Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at 5:31 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, near Share Medical Center at the south edge of Alva. According to Share CEO Kandice Allen the plane crashed in the canyon just beyond the road that runs behind the hospital. Although the medical center lost electrical power, the emergency generator came online until power could be restored.

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