Airplane crash near Bristow injures two

Wednesday, June 25th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Bristow-AP) -- Two people were injured when their small plane crashed near Bristow in Creek County Wednesday.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Kendal Gentry of Burlington, Washington and Ron Smith of Portland, Oregon were injured in the crash.

Both are listed in good condition at Bristow Memorial Hospital.

The plane, a Cessna 172 registered to Burlington-based Landed Gentry Development Incorporated, crashed just after 2 Wednesday afternoon and caught fire.

Bristow fire Captain David McSpadden says the plane appeared to be circling in for a landing just before it crashed in a field east of the runway.

FAA investigators were headed to the site to investigate the cause of the crash.

Gentry and Smith are both licensed pilots.

The men had been on a cross-country trip that included business and sightseeing. They were headed for Portland, Oregon.