Deadly plane crash reported near Huntsville, officials say

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – A deadly plane crash was reported in Huntsville, the Walker County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saturday morning. 

The crash was reported in the 2600 block of Highway 19. The Texas Department of Public Safety said a male pilot was removed from the plane and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. 

A female passenger was reported dead at the scene. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said engine trouble was likely to blame for the accident. The FAA said the plane was making a short trip from Conroe to Livingston Friday and was on its way back to Conroe when the plane went down in the wooded area of Walker County. FAA officials said the engine issues kept the pilot from being able to maintain the proper altitude. 

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation. The identities of the two people involved have not yet been released.