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Alva man succumbs to injuries from plane crash

Enid instructor pilot died at the scene


November 8, 2017

Cory Washburn

Cory Washburn, 39, of Alva was badly burned in a plane crash Saturday afternoon in Alva. The son of Kirk and Drue Washburn of Alva, Cory and his wife Sarah have one son. Washburn was flown by AirEvac to Baptist Burn Center in Oklahoma City where he was admitted in critical condition. His father informed this newspaper he died about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The pilot, David Thomas Chael, 61, of Enid, was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries, according to the Highway Patrol. He was a retired Air Force pilot. According to the report by OHP Trooper Justin Barney, the Beechcraft Bonanza sin...

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