The Texas Department of Public Safety provided updated information Monday concerning a plane crash that injured four people at the Hereford Municipal Airport.
In a written statement Monday morning, DPS said one person suffered critical injuries. However, we later learned from Covenant Health two people were in critical condition at the hospital.
“Andrea Reinert, 30, of Canyon, was airlifted to Amarillo Northwest. She was later transported by air to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock and she remains in critical condition,” DPS said.
Heath Reinert, 31, of Canyon, is in critical condition at Covenant Health, according to the hospital.
Jason Messer, 39, of Hereford, is in satisfactory condition at University Medical Center, where he was transported by air, UMC said.
“Keaton Buxton, 21, of Canyon, was transported to Hereford Regional Medical Center by ambulance. He was later transported by air to Parkland Hospital in Dallas and he remains in stable condition,” DPS said.
DPS said on Sunday morning a Piper PA-32 was taking off and “appeared to have trouble.”
“[A] witness advised the aircraft was flying with the nose pointing upward and the tail pointing downward,” DPS said. “A passenger on the aircraft advised that he believed there was an excess amount of weight on the aircraft causing it to have trouble departing the runway.”
DPS said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate.