WALLER COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – A pilot lost his life while his passengers were fighting for him after both were pulled from the wreckage of a small plane crash in Waller County on Monday.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the investigation into the incident reported at 3:13 p.m. along Howell Road.
The DPS said the single-engine plane suffered an engine failure.
“@TxDPSSoutosystem is at the scene of a single-engine plane crash at Waller Gladish and Howell Road in Waller Co. The two men on both were airlifted in critical condition,” Texas DPS Area Southeast Texas tweeted.
The two people on board were taken by Life Flight to the Hermann Memorial, where the pilot later died.
The soldiers did not immediately say what time the plane took off.
DPS identified the pilot as Harding Rome, 74, of Houston. The other victim has yet to be identified.
Authorities could not say whether the accident was directly related to the nearby area Houston’s High Fly Clubcalls itself a non-profit organization with an outreach education program that works closely with the Civil Aviation Patrol.
The club is proud to be the fourth largest roller coaster club in the country, with 180 members.
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