October 26th, 2011|
October 26, 2011
A small plane went down in a Dallas, Texas, suburb late Monday morning, killing one man and injuring two others.
Click2Houston.com reports that the crash occurred shortly after take-off from an airport in Addison. The Cirrus SR-22, which was bound for Houston, had turned around in an attempt to head back to the airport when it crashed in Carrollton. The pilot had reported engine trouble to the tower.
The plane crashed at 11:35 a.m. on its second approach, slamming into the ground 100 yards from Hebron High School. Nobody on the ground was hurt.
KWTX.com reports that a parachute was visible in the wreckage, indicating that it may have been deployed in an effort to slow descent in the event of an engine problem.
Carrollton Fire Assistant Chief Gregg Salmi told Click2Houston.com that one man was dead at the scene and two others were alert and taken to nearby hospitals.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.
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Photo Source: Click2Houston.com