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      Plane crash in Hooker injures two

      This was the plane that crashed in Hooker Tuesday afternoon/Courtesy Karen Goosen

      A small plane crash Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma Panhandle town of Hooker injured two people, authorities said.

      The pilot, 55-year-old Terry Meil of Phoenix, along with a 34-year-old passenger, John Escalante, of Maricopa, Ariz., were both airlifted to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

      Meil was last listed in critical condition with arm and internal injuries. Escalante was also listed in critical condition with leg and internal injuries.

      According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the plane was a four-seat low-wing 1967 Mooney M20F. The OHP said the plane lost power before it crashed about 300 yards east of the end of the Hooker runway.

      The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the OHP to secure the scene and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating.