Two People Die In Woodbranch Plane Crash
A plane crash over the weekend in a residential area in Montgomery County has left two people dead.
According to the story appearing on the NBCDFW website, the crash happened in the town of Woodbranch at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 25.
Spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sgt. Erik Burse said that the plane crashed into a stand of trees and vegetation near the Linwood Street and Elm Street intersection in Woodbranch.
Sgt. Burse also told reporters that the crash was a safe distance away from any of the homes in the neighborhood.
DPS troopers and emergency personnel responded to the scene. The two people who were on board the plane were pronounced dead at the location of the crash. Officials have not released their identities pending notification of family members.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement describing the plane as a single-engine, Grumman American AA-5A. Authorities say that the aircraft had been en route to a destination 30 miles east of where it went down. So far, federal investigators are uncertain what caused the plane crash.
The crash is currently under investigation. Officials say that the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be leading the investigation into the plane crash.
This is a developing story.