Small plane crashes on Central Texas ranch

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CORYELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A pilot was injured Wednesday when a small plane crashed on a ranch in Coryell County.

The pilot, Paul Seales, 74, walked away from the crash.

He was taken to Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville with non-life-threatening injuries, the Department of Public Safety said.

He was treated and later released.

The single-engine Cessna 172 G crashed at around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday after a wing struck a windsock pole as Seales was taking off from a grass strip about seven miles east of Gatesville, witnesses said.

An FAA representative was en route to the crash site off County Road 324, the DPS said.

Seales is a longtime friend of the owner's of the ranch's owners, Curves CEO Gary Heavin and his wife Diane.