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Man arrested following small plane crash in Harrison County

Published: Oct. 12, 2015 at 9:43 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2015 at 4:11 PM CDT
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One man was arrested for stealing a plane and crashing it. (Source: Semmie Buffin/ KSLA News 12)
One man was arrested for stealing a plane and crashing it. (Source: Semmie Buffin/ KSLA News 12)

HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - A man is facing charges following a small plane crash in Harrison County, TX early Monday morning.

Texas DPS troopers say 30-year-old Nathan Henley of Minden, LA was flying a Diamond EA-20 plane that crashed west of Waskom near the intersection of  Akin Rd. and Birdwell Ln.

Taylor Bosbury, 21, of Bossier was also in the plane.

No injuries were reported, according to the Texas DPS troopers.

The owner of the plane says Henley took it without permission Sunday. She says Henley told her he was going to have the plane washed before a flight class scheduled for Monday. Instead of washing it, the owner said he took it on a joy ride.

Henley reportedly left from a Marshall airport around 4:00 a.m. before the plane stalled and crash landed into a pasture with horses.

The owner of the plane said despite knowing Henley, she has no choice but to file charges since the plane is a total loss. He is charged with unauthorized use of a flying aircraft.

"It's very disturbing to me. Not only did he take it without my permission, he crashed it," said the owner, Larry Gee. "It's very upsetting"

Bosbury was not charged.

Henley did have a licenses to fly the plane.

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