Crash Survivor Hailed As Hero

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - 2:35pm

Teen pulled fellow passengers from burning plane, but couldn't save his own father.

One person is dead after plane crash in rural Wise County, Texas Sunday evening.

Family members say the pilot's son pulled his girlfriend and her dad from the burning wreckage, but couldn’t save his own father.

Pilot Steve Dauenhouer died when the single-engine aircraft went down in the rural area of Wise County around 7:30 p.m.

The three other survivors were rushed to the Parkland Hospital Burn Unit in Dallas.

The pilot's son, 19-year-old Colby Dauenhauer suffered burns on his legs and is in good condition.

His girlfriend, 19-year-old Breann Jarvis, is in critical condition.

She suffered burns on 40 percent of her body from her legs, hands and arms to her hair that was singed from the fire.

Her father Jason Jarvis suffered from the most serious burns to his feet, legs, hands and arms, according to loved ones.

His condition is critical.

Relatives said the two families were heading home to Wise County from Louisiana after watching a horse race.

They were trying to land at the pilot's private air strip near Boyd, but didn't make it.

Investigators said the plane crashed short of the grass runway and burst into flames about a half mile from the home.
 

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