ARCOLA, Texas (AP) — A flight instructor is dead and a student hospitalized after a small plane crashed at a private Houston-area airfield during a training flight.
Officials say the plane crashed and burned about 10:15 a.m. Monday next to a hangar at Houston Southwest Airport in Arcola, about 25 miles southwest of Houston. The student is in critical condition.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the Echo P-92 single-engine aircraft crashed between two parked aircraft.
Trooper Eric Burse of the Texas Department of Public Safety identified the owner of the plane as Houston Light Sport Aviation. Burse said the identities of the two aboard are being withheld until their families can be notified.