FULSHEAR, Texas – Two Fulshear officers are recovering after a plane crash in Lordsburg, New Mexico.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the plane crash that happened on Wednesday.
Fulshear Police Department posted on its social media accounts that two officers, Adam Schoof and Dilon Rice, were severely injured in the crash.
According to the department, Schoof, the pilot, flies during his off time for recreation and also volunteers his time to fly patients to hospitals. This accident, the department says, was not duty-related.
Officials said Schoof and Rice were the only passengers on board the aircraft at the time of the crash.
Keeping @FulshearPolice Officer Adam Schoof and Officer Dillon Rice in our thoughts & prayers as they embark on a tough recovery after being involved in a plane crash. We can't wait to have our heroes home soon. Here's how you can help:https://t.co/EmSPNzMcQS pic.twitter.com/uKBn01ttwk— FBCSO Texas (@FBCSO) March 25, 2021
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
I am so extremely proud of our #Lordsburg Agents who responded to a plane crash overnight in Western New Mexico. Our agents provided aid to victims of the crash and carried them off the mountain to a location where EMTs could take over the care. #SavingLives @cbp @CBPWestTexas pic.twitter.com/f0PA1NlqcC— Gloria I. Chavez (@USBPChiefEPT) March 24, 2021