Pilot hospitalized after small plane crashes near Hooks Airport in NW Harris County, HCSO says

The pilot was transported to the hospital.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A small plane crashed near the David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport in northwest Harris County on Thursday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

In a social media post, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a blue and yellow 2007 Pitts aircraft was in the process of landing shortly after 2 p.m. in the 20300 block of Stuebner Airline Road. The aircraft experienced a loss of power on the runway before hitting a guardrail, flipping over several times.

According to the Department of Public Safety, the aircraft left the airport at around 11 a.m. and possibly made a loop around a lake, and returned to the airport prior to the crash.

The aircraft suffered heavy damage. Gonzalez said that deputies on-site quickly rushed to help.

The pilot, who appeared to be the only one on board, was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Operations at Hooks Airport have been suspended until NTSB and the FAA complete an investigation.

At just after 2pm this afternoon, #KleinFire was dispatched to Hooks Airport for an aircraft #emergency. There was a...

Posted by Klein Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday, February 17, 2022

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