It was a close call for a father and son Saturday, when the single engine airplane they were traveling in crashed near Lewis Trailers about 11 a.m. after running out of fuel.

The 1974 Grumman Lynx was piloted by Stephenville resident Richard Abila, 40, who was traveling with his son Aaron Abila, 17, a junior at Stephenville High School.

"They were traveling from Dallas when the airplane  ran out of fuel and crashed," said DPS spokesman Dub Gillum.

The pair was transported by air to John Peter Smith Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.