MADISONVILLE, Texas (KTRK) — One person was killed in a plane crash and five others were injured Monday morning in Madisonville, Texas, about an hour and half north of Houston.
Officials with the Texas DPS Bryan/College Station office said that the crash happened at about 1 a.m. as the small plane attempted to land at the Madisonville Municipal Airport.
Helicopter reporter Tammy Rose was inside SkyEye over the crash site and noted that the small plane was about 300 yards from landing at the airport.
The aircraft, which authorities said was not local, ripped in half. It is registered to someone out of Kansas City, Missouri.
Sgt. Justin Ruiz said the person who died is an adult.
Federal Aviation Administration investigators are at the crash site.