Retired ETX fire captain hurt in plane crash in Panola County

Retired ETX fire captain hurt in plane crash in Panola County
Retired Marshall, Texas, fire Capt. Charles Mayo (Source: Marshall, Texas, Fire Department)
Retired Marshall, Texas, fire Capt. Charles Mayo (Source: Marshall, Texas, Fire Department)
(Source: KLTV)
(Source: KLTV)

PANOLA COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - A retired Marshall, Texas, fire captain is the pilot who was hurt in the crash of a small plane Monday morning near the Panola-Harrison county line in East Texas.

Authorities say 60-year-old Charles Flay Mayo, of Jefferson, Texas, was taken to a hospital for treatment of a severe head laceration in the wake of the crash south of Marshall.

Crews were called to a location off Highway 59 around 11 a.m.

Mayo was walking without assistance when he was found, a Marshall Fire Department official said.

Mayo reported to emergency officials that the single-engine, fixed-wing plane crashed while he was checking pipelines, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The Piper Model PA22135 is registered out of Arbela, Mo.

Harrison and Panola county first responders and personnel from Marshall fire EMS, the Beckville and Carthage fire departments, the Texas DPS and Allegiance EMS responded to the crash.

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