A small plane crashed off County Road 4763, just north of Suphur Springs, late Saturday morning. No one was injured in the crash, according to law enforcement reports.
The pilot, who is not from Hopkins County, was reportedly testing out the plane. It had undergone engine repair recently and the pilot was reportedly testing it out. The plane had engine failure on both units on the aircraft. The pilot attempted, but was not able, to make it back to an airport. He was, however, able to land in a grassy area near a wood line off CR 4763. The plane reportedly hit down hard one time, then skipped around, causing damage to the aircraft. The pilot escaped the wreckage without a scratch, emergency management officials reported Saturday.
Texas Department of Public Safety had command of the crash site just before noon Saturday, and were expected to remain on scene awaiting the arrival of the FAA for a routine investigation of the crash, according to Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley.