2 injured after small aircraft crashes through trees, onto golf course in W. Harris County, HCSO says

HOUSTON – A small aircraft crashed through trees and onto a golf course in west Harris County, according to Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they responded to scene shortly before 7:30 p.m. Friday night where they found the aircraft upside down on a golf course.

According to a tweet sent out by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the aircraft was found at Pine Forest Country Club located in the 18000 block of Clay Road Friday evening.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said there were two people--a man and a woman--were found inside of the damaged aircraft.

Authorities said it took more than an hour to extricate both individuals from the plane. They were airlifted to Houston-area hospitals in stable condition, Texas DPS said.

Photo of Mooney M201J. Courtesy of Yixin Chen. (Yixin Chen)

KPRC 2 Investigates has learned that the tail number on that aircraft is N201VZ, according DPS. According to the FAA, the aircraft is a single engine plane, Mooney M20J.

Officials say according to the latest flight records, the plane took off outside of San Antonio around 6:13 p.m. Friday evening. It was scheduled to land at the West Houston airport at 7:25 p.m., but never made it.

Authorities believe the aircraft went through some trees before ending up on the ground.

Investigators from the FAA and NTSB were headed to the scene.


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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.

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