By Jared Van Epps

Two people were injured following a plane crash near the Calhoun County Airport Thursday evening.

A Cessna 210L plane crashed in a field on the south side of School Road near the airport.

Harold Woodward, 68, of Girard, along with Tracie Bruning, 57, of Robert Lee, were the two passengers in the plane, according to Ruben San Miguel of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

San Miguel said that Woodward told DPS that the plane engine died and he had to make an emergency landing. San Miguel added that due to the moisture of the ground, the front wheel dug into the dirt and caused the plane to flip forward and rest on its top.

Woodward suffered a laceration on his face and Bruning was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca with neck and back pain. Their injuries were not life threatening.

The crash site is currently vacated by DPS and law enforcement agencies until FFA, TSD and other agencies investigate the crash tomorrow concluded San Miguel. Calhoun County EMS, Port Lavaca Fire Department and Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the call.