FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Two people were killed Tuesday morning when a small plane struck a paraglider near the Brazos River, Fort Bend County Pct. 3 Constable Chat Norvell confirmed.
The crash happened near the Sportsmen Club in the 3500 block of Bowser in the Weston Lakes area.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a single engine Cessna 208 took off from George Bush Intercontinental Airport around 9:40 a.m. and was headed to Victoria Regional Airport.
During the flight, the plane collided with a paraglider also flying in the area. One person was onboard each aircraft.
KPRC 2 has learned that the plane was a UPS carrier plane.
The FAA has released a statement which read, in part:
“The FAA and NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide all updates. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents. After investigators verify the aircraft registration number at the scene, the FAA will release it on their webpage, usually on the next business day. You can look up the aircraft by its registration number on their webpage.”
KPRC will bring the latest updates as they become available.
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