SOUTH COFFEYVILLE — Three Alabama men are in the hospital after their plane crashed in Nowata County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Paul Woolard, 50, of Montgomery, Ala., was flying a 1987 Beech A36 Bonanza with Randy Watson, 54, of Montgomery, Ala., and Ryan Bozeman, 25, of Wetumpka, Ala., as passengers.
About 1:40 p.m. Sunday, the plane was en route to an airport in Claremore, but the aircraft sustained engine failure. While attempting an emergency landing, Woolard landed the plane in the woods, troopers said.
Woolard and Watson were taken to a Tulsa hospital by medical helicopter in critical condition, and Bozeman was taken to a Coffeyville, Kan., hospital, troopers said. Bozeman’s condition is not known.
Everyone involved wore seat belts.