by: Steven Masso

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — An aircraft pilot suffered minor injuries after a crash landing in Weslaco.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the plane made the emergency landing after a mechanical failure in a grassy area near Mile 4 1/2, north of Mile 9.

Authorities said that a civilian quickly responded to help the pilot, who suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Photos sent by DPS show the red aircraft nose-down, in an upright position.