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7.8.2023 Aircraft Fatality Crash in Grayson County

Date & Time: July 8, 2023, at 9:41 am.

County: Grayson.

Location: 6000 block of FM-697.

Aircraft: 1969 Piper Twin Comanche.

Tail Number: N-4743M.

Owner: Paul Edward McBride.


Pilot: Deceased.

Paul Edward McBride. A 69-year-old male from Dallas, TX.

Description: Preliminary investigation indicates the aircraft took off from Aero Country Airport in McKinney, TX and crash-landed near the 6000 block of FM-697. The pilot was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Christina Fox. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have taken over the investigation. Further inquiries must be made to the FAA or NTSB.

Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant

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