|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1951|
|Death: ||May 28, 2005|
Rockdale Reporter, Thur., 2 June 2005
TAYLOR - A 53-year-old Taylor man, who grew up in Rockdale and graduated from RHS in 1970, died Saturday afternoon when his single-engine airplane crashed near Circleville.
Clayton Young died at 4:31 p.m. 100 yards east of the Texas 95-FM 1331 intersection, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The Williamson County DPS report concluded that Young, an experienced pilot, was flying at low altitude, with friends on the ground looking up when they saw the aircraft strike power lines, severing a wing, then strike the ground and catch fire.
According to the DPS, Young was flying a vintage Stearman D35 biplane, a model produced by Boeing during and immediately after World War II. Among its components are a frame partially made of wood and fabric-covered wings and fuselage.
After graduating from high school, Young moved to Taylor and established a plumbing contacting company.
He leaves behind a family that includes four children. A memorial fund for the family has been established at City National Bank of Taylor. Those interested in donating may contact Carla Scruggs at the bank.
A memorial service for Young was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor.
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Taylor Daily Press
"Plane crash kills Taylor man"
A Taylor man is dead following a plane crash Saturday afternoon.
Clayton Young, 53, died Saturday when his single-engine airplane crashed just east of SH 95 near the intersection of FM 1331 in Circleville.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the crash occurred about 4:31 p.m. while Young was flying at low altitude, buzzing friends on the ground. The aircraft struck power lines, which severed a wing. The plane struck the ground and caught fire, killing Young.
The crash site was 100 yards east of SH 95, according to the DPS.
Young was flying a vintage Stearman D35, a biplane produced by Boeing during and just after World War II. Among its components are a frame made partially of wood and fabric-covered wings and fuselage.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.
In addition to DPS units, officers from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Williamson County EMS, Taylor Volunteer Fire Department and Williamson County Victim's Services also responded to the crash scene.
A memorial service for Young, who owned a plumbing contracting company in Taylor, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Young leaves behind a family that includes four children. A memorial fund account has been set up at City National Bank to benefit the children. Anyone interested in donating to the fund may contact Carla Scruggs at the bank.
Created by: Karen Neal Morey
Record added: Mar 03, 2006
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