HOUSTON – The pilot who was killed when a small plane crashed into a community center in Katy has been identified, according to the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office.
The pilot has been identified as 69-year-old Noshir Medhora.
The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the community center in the Nottingham Country neighborhood off Kingsland Boulevard and Houghton Road.
"The debris field stems from the back of that building where a large portion of the plane extended in the water and that whole playground area,” said Pct 5 Constable Ted Heap.
Home surveillance video captured the moment the plane crashed into the community pool.
A photo taken by a witness showed flames shooting from a building at the center next to the pool, as well as fiery wreckage in the swimming pool.
Emergency personnel can be seen in the image.
At the scene where the plane crashed into a Mason Creek Community Center in Katy. You can smell chlorine and see smoke from the pool area. @KPRC2 Houghton at Kingsland will be closed off pic.twitter.com/exXRwQnCRM— KPRC2 Rose-Ann Aragon (@KPRC2RoseAnn) July 13, 2019
Deputy constables said a wedding was scheduled Saturday at the center but that no one was there at the time of the crash.
No one else was injured, according to deputies.
Officials are asking anyone with video of the incident to give it to DPS.
There is no word on what led to the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Texas Department of Public Safety are handling the investigation.