Texas DPS responding to plane crash along Harris County highway

Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 2:06 PM CST
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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a plane crash in Harris County Sunday afternoon.

TxDPS - Southeast Texas Region reported the crash happened at around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22 in the northbound lanes of SH-99 between Cypress Rosehill Road and Telge Road.

“The plane was approaching the Grand Parkway near Cypress Rosehill Road when the pilot decided to land on the roadway,” said DPS public information officer Richard Standifer. “As the pilot attempted the emergency landing, the plane crashed into the top of an 18-wheeler.”

Neither the driver of the big rig nor the pilot of the plane was injured, officials said.

Once the plane got to the ground, it caught fire.

According to officials, the pilot was flying a survey assignment and was coming from West Houston Airport. The Bonanza 35 plane is registered in Michigan.

DPS officials are waiting for National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration officials to get to the scene and it would be a while before they’d be able to move the plane from the road.

This is a developing story.

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