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Pilot burned in Texas ultralight plane crash

Published On: Apr 15 2013 07:58:00 AM CDT

BURKE, Texas (AP) -

An East Texas pilot has survived the fiery crash of his ultralight plane after the low-flying aircraft clipped some power lines.
    
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Sunday night near Burke, about 100 miles northeast of Houston.
    
Angelina County Constable Tom Selman identified the pilot as 59-year-old Jerry Roy Morehouse of Huntington. Officials say Morehouse suffered minor burns when the plane hit the transmission line, split apart and fell to the ground.
    
Witnesses helped pull the pilot from the wreckage. Emergency personnel treated Morehouse for burns to his right arm.