Aubrey, TX Private Plane Crash, Oct 1983

PILOT KILLED IN CRASH.

Aubrey, Texas (AP) - A Dallas flight instructor was killed and the pilot he was flying with was critically injured when their light plane crashed after striking a tree, authorities said.
THOMAS J. PETKO, 23, died at Westgate Hospital in Denton after the plane crashed Friday into a field near Aubrey, about 12 miles north of Denton, officials said.
The plane crashed onto the property
of George Burlage, a retired public affairs officer with the Federal Aviation Administration. Burlage said he heard a loud crack as the plane hit the tree.

The Paris News Texas 1983-10-16