Three injured in small plane crash in Tulsa


Tuesday, June 29th 2004, 2:44 pm
By: News On 6


One person remains hospitalized after the plane he was flying in crash landed near Harvey Young Airport in east Tulsa.

The plane is World War II-era Stinson 105. It experienced mechanical problems shortly after take-off and lost power when the pilot tried to turn around.

Witness Clinton Sitzman: "We were just baling hay over here stacking it on the trailer. The plane took off, about the time it got in the air it started cutting out and he tried to land over in that field and he had it cut too hard and I think the wing hit first.”

Sitzman helped three people out of the plane.

83 year-old Robert Coats remains in the hospital in critical condition. 41 year-old Dawn Baker and Baker's 14-year-old daughter were taken to the hospital, but were treated and released.