A small plane that departed from the El Paso International Airport crashed near Houston on Thursday, leaving at least one person dead.
Harris County officials say the Mooney M-20 plane crashed at about 4 p.m. in a field in Katy, Texas.
Plane crash update: unknown number of occupants, unknown if anyone survived the crash. @HCSOTexas is setting a perimeter. @TxDPSSoutheast is on the scene and @FAANews is enroute. #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 31, 2019
UPDATE on plane crash: FAA and NTSB are on scene. So far there is 1 confirmed deceased.— TxDPS – Southeast Texas Region (@TxDPSSoutheast) February 1, 2019
According to the Houston Chronicle, the four-seat plane was on a flight plan from El Paso to the West Houston airport.
“We got reports of a low-flying plane. It hit a power line, he tried to nose up to avoid that; he struck the power line the plane stalled just a bit and went nose first into the ground directly behind the subdivision,” Richard Standifer of Texas DPS said.
Officials say the ground was muddy where the plane crashed, but it’s too early to tell if weather was a factor in the crash.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released; stay with KTSM.com for updates.