3 dead, 1 hospitalized after plane crash in Bryan, police say

HOUSTON – Three people died and another person was transported to the hospital after a plane crash in Bryan, officials said.

A single-engine Piper PA24 with four people aboard crashed on the runway at Coulter Field Airport, a public airport in Brazos County, according to preliminary findings by the FAA. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

One neighbor, who lives across the street and was at home when the crash happened, said she sees things all the time.

Yet, Amber Craven didn’t expect to see a dismantled plane on the runway.

“We were just watching a movie. We heard like some noise and we didn’t even pay no mind to it,” she said. “We heard a helicopter and we still didn’t pay no mind to it.”

Craven said a family drove up and told her the plane had crashed earlier that afternoon.

“It was a lot of fire trucks and a lot of cops. A lot of cars were stopping and looking that way,” she said.

Investigators have not released any details on what caused the crash.

“It’s scary to think three people are really not here anymore. You don’t know why or what could have happened,” Craven said.

The survivor was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in critical condition, officials said.

“I wish they all would have made it out,” Craven said.

Bryan Police Department worked to secure the scene. The FAA and NTSB will take over the investigation on Monday.

The FAA will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site.

No names have been released at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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