DALLAS (December 14, 2012)--Family and friends are mourning the death of a Dallas-area man who won a chance to fly in a restored military jet that crashed and burned in North Texas.
Fisher Floyd, 30, won the chance to fly in the single-engine L-29 Delfin plane with Noell Rather, 77, an experienced former commercial pilot, a family friend said.
Floyd won the flight at an auction.
Neither Floyd nor Rather survived the crash Thursday morning in Kaufman County near Scurry, about 30 miles southeast of Dallas.
Floyd attended high school in Highland Park, an enclave within Dallas' city limits and had young sons, ages 1 and 2.
A friend of Rather's says he spent years restoring the Soviet-era plane he was flying Thursday.