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The Church of Tennessee has released a health report on a pastor injured in a plane crash in Texas.

YOAKUM, Texas — A church in Tennessee released a health report on its chief pastor, who survived a plane crash in Yoakum on Tuesday.

Cannon Vaughan is resting “and some of his pain seems to be easing, for which we are incredibly grateful” harvest churchlocated in the Memphis suburb of Germantown, Facebook said in a post Wednesday.

Vaughan was one of five passengers on the single-engine Piper PA-46, also known as the Piper Malibu, which crashed in an open field. According to authorities, he was the only survivor.

The plane crashed on approach to the airport, which was about five miles away.

Vaughan was taken to a hospital in Victoria, about 45 minutes south of Yoakum.

“The primary prayer request now is that no infections develop as surgeons have had to treat several internal injuries,” the post reads.

Four people died at the scene, including Bill Garner, the church’s executive vice president; Steve Tucker, church elder; and Tyler Patterson and Tyler Springer.

Tucker was also the owner and president of Circle Y Saddles in Yoakum.

Yoakum, a city of about 6,000 people, is located in Lavaca and DeWitt counties.

The DPS said the accident happened around 10:50 am in Lavaca County. The plane crashed in a field near 462 County Road and 318 Farm-to-Market Road, near Yoakum City Hospital.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown, but the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

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