By Nicole Hensley

Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Sunday morning in a Montgomery County neighborhood, according to hospital officials.

The crash happened around 8:40 a.m. in the Patton Village area of Linnwood Drive & Elm Street, where first responders found two people dead at the crash site, said Laurel Sutton, of the Montgomery County Hospital District.

Department of Public Safety Sgt. Erik Burse said the plane crashed into a set of trees, away from the homes in the neighborhood.

“The plane is pretty mangled up,” Burse said, describing the aircraft as a fixed wing, single engine.

A neighbor said she thought a car had hit her house, but she found the crashed plane on the street, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter. There was a low ceiling and fog with some drizzle at the time.

Officials at the North Houston Airport in Porter said the plane took off from their facility and a flight instructor was on board. The aircraft reached an elevation of 2,300 feet and speeds of about 115 mph before descending.

The Federal Aviation Administration is en route to the crash site to investigate the wreck, Burse continued.