A man that is close friends to many aviators here in Jasper is undergoing treatment at a Hospital in the Woodlands after the aircraft he was piloting crashed while making an emergency landing in Livingston on Saturday.
Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred shortly after 6:00, when the Beech Sierra single engine airplane landed just short of the runway at the Livingston Municipal Airport, which is located just west of Livingston.
The pilot, Tony Presley and his wife, Robin, both of DeRidder were reportedly somewhere east of Livingston when they began to experience engine problems as they headed back to DeRidder.
Presley apparently turned around was trying to make it to the Livingston Airport, but came up short, clipping a few trees before landing on the south side of the field, about 75 feet from the runway.
The couple was pulled from the plane by the volunteers of the Livingston Fire Department and treated at the scene by emergency medical technicians.
Tony Presley was flown by helicopter to Herman Hospital in the Woodland, where he was at last word still undergoing treatment for head injuries.
Robin Presley was taken to a hospital in Livingston, where she was reportedly treated and later released.
What caused the engine in the aircraft to die is not known, but investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board are reportedly investigating the incident.
Tony Presley is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1356 at Leesville, a flying club that is made up of members from both East Texas and West Louisiana.