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Small plane crashes in woods after hitting roof of La Porte building

The tail of an airplane is seen sticking out from a grove of trees in La Porte, Texas, after crash into the roof of a building Aug. 20, 2018.
The tail of an airplane is seen sticking out from a grove of trees in La Porte, Texas, after crash into the roof of a building Aug. 20, 2018. (KPRC)

LA PORTE, Texas – A small airplane landed in a grove of trees Monday after crashing into the roof of a nearby building.

The crash was reported at 6:11 a.m. near the La Porte Municipal Airport.

According to La Porte police, the 39-year-old pilot reported that the T-46 single-engine airplane had just taken off from the airport when the engine started making a strange noise.

The pilot tried to land on Spencer Highway, but hit a storage building before landing in a wooded area, according to a spokesman with the Texas Department of Transportation.

Video from Sky 2 showed a hole in the roof the storage building, and insulation was strewn across the road.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard the airplane, was not injured, according to the spokesman.

The plane, which police said is registered to RD Airways LLC of Channelview, sustained serious damage.
 


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