Texas surgeon Heath Smith is remembered as a devoted and loving father. He passed away in an aircraft crash on Sunday along with his two kids.
The Paradise Independent School District superintendent, Will Brewer, tells News Media, “He was a brilliant man.” Tragically, the accident happened just a few days before the doctor’s birthday on Tuesday.
Aircraft Crash Incident
The plane crashed close to Poolville, an unincorporated village approximately 38 miles west of Fort Worth when it was flying from Carrizo Springs, Texas, on the border between the United States and Mexico, to Bridgeport in Wise County, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.
Reports of a downed jet notified emergency personnel, including the sheriff’s office. All three occupants of the aircraft, including the pilot, died in the accident, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB are looking into the incident, but the cause is yet unknown.
According to early NTSB evidence, wreckage from the lost aircraft was discovered about 10 miles southwest of the Bridgeport Municipal Airport.
According to the news source, the agency said that an investigator will be visiting the accident site on Monday morning to start recording the incident and inspecting the aircraft, which would then be sent to a facility for additional assessment.
Who was Dr. Heath Smith?
The National Transportation Safety Board informed News Today that Dr. Heath Smith, a general and bariatric surgeon, was operating the twin-engine Cessna C310 aircraft when it lost radar and communication at approximately 1:30 p.m. Two of his sons, whose names were not disclosed, were on board.