Pilot unhurt after small plane crashes in Cameron

No injuries were reported at 2:20 p.m. Saturday when an experimental ultralight aircraft crashed while landing at the Cameron airport.

Department of Public Safety Trooper Erik Gaston listed the pilot as Richard Reeb, 68, of Ranger.

“He’d been having engine trouble and told me the engine went out completely as he was making his final landing approach,” Gaston said.

“It was windy that day and the wind caught the wing and sent him into the ground nose first,” Gaston said.

“Sig nif ic a nt ” damage was reported was to the aircraft, Gaston said.


Deputy Josh Clouse investigated a sexual contact report March 9, reported from an FM 487 address.


Sheriff David Greene said other calls for his department during the past seven days included:

March 9—Civil matter, FM 619; theft of property, Praesel Addition; found dog, US 79; theft, Milano area; request to speak to deputy, CR 460; medical neglect, reported from St. Joseph Hospital, Bryan; property theft, US 79; phone harassment, CR 407; fourwheelers, Gause area; burglary of habitation, FM 2027; criminal trespass notice, CR 112.

March 10—Suspicious person, CR 308A; abandoned vehicle, CR 448; reckless driver, Texas 36; trash burning, CR 432; animal nuisance, Cameron; vandalism, Gause Cemetery; information, Crestview; reckless driver, Texas 36 toward Buckholts.

Thursday—Motorist assist, Thorndale area; welfare check, Milano area; assault in vehicle; dispute, US 190 east; scam attempt, Whippor w ill Drive; burglary, CR 326; phone harassment, south FM 908; civil child custody, Milano area; disturbance, Perry Lane; 911 hangup, Perry Lane; information, Bowie Street, Cameron; gas driveoff, Avenue C, Milano.

Friday—Medical emergency, CR 260; threats, north FM 487; child custody, Skyline Drive; welfare check, CR 234; civil matter, North Fannin; stranded motorist, US 77 north; suspicious activity, St. Joseph’s Cemetery; loud noise, CR 418.

Saturday—Phone harassment, CR 238; loud music, Ben Arnold area; reckless driver, US 190.

Sunday—Suspicious person, north FM 487; suspicious vehicle, CR 355; reckless driver, US 77 south; reckless driver, Travis and US 190, Cameron.

Monday—Civil matter, Milano area; animal nuisance, CR 337; suspicious activity, CR 340; unauthorized use of vehicle, north FM 487; harassing phone calls, West First, town not listed; assist another agency, US 77.

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