Three Colorado residents managed to survive when the airplane they were traveling in - a 1966 Cessna 210 single engine - crashed into a sandy field between CR 360 and CR 362 about 9:45 a.m. Sunday in Erath County.

The plane took off from Dublin and was heading to Colorado when the engine stalled, according to DPS spokesman Dub Gillum.

The pilot, 62-year-old Russell Riggs, attempted to land the airplane in the field.

“After landing, the plane’s wheels stuck in the sand causing the aircraft to flip onto its top,” Gillum said. 

The pilot went for help and was missing for a while. After he was located he was taken by ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for observation.

Two female passengers, Cheryl Riggs, 72, and Angelina Waters, 45, were transported by air ambulance to JPS with serious injuries.

There is no update on their condition.