A father and daughter from Texas who walked away from a plane crash four years ago were killed in another plane crash this weekend.
The plane crashed “in a ball of flames,” reports the Daily News, just half a mile north of the Conroe, Texas airport.
The duo were attempting to make it back to the airport at Conroe. “They requested an emergency landing and turned the airplane around,” Trooper Erik Burse told the Houston Chronicle. “They tried to make it back to the runway, but crashed.”
In 2007, they miraculously survived an emergency landing in a hay field after the engine in their homemade plane caught fire.
“I give all the credit to God and my father’s flying skills,” Ridings told the Chronicle after the 2007 crash. “He saved our lives.”
There’s no indication whether God or her father’s flying skills were taking a break this past weekend, or even whether Death finally caught up to Warren and Ridings Final Destination-style. But this is a pretty awful tragedy.
Warren was a NASA subcontractor for Boeing Aircraft, even working on the fuel rockets for the Gemini spacecraft. Ridings was a real estate agent.