CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas – Deputies with Chambers County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a small plane crash in Winnie.
The crash occurred around 10:45 a.m. on Highway 124 near Broadway Avenue.
Earlier Saturday morning, the plane was used as a float in the Rice Festival Parade, according to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office. Once the parade ended, the pilot opted to fly the plane back to the airport rather than towing it there. Authorities said they believe weather, namely strong winds, was a factor in the crash
The plane crashed into a traffic signal on Highways 124.
The pilot is okay but went to a doctor as a precaution, according to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office.
At this time, roads in the area are now open, deputies say.
No injuries have been reported, per deputies.
This is a developing story, please check back for updates.