Two hurt in Montgomery Co. plane crash

July 13, 2009 5:31:45 AM PDT
An 11-year old boy is recovering after the crash of a small plane in southeast Montgomery County. The plane went down just after 8pm Sunday near Williams Airfield off FM 1314. The 44-year-old pilot also suffered injuries in the accident.

DPS troopers say the 1946 Piper went down near the San Jacinto River. Investigators believe the plane was flying low and the wheels caught a power line right before crashing.

"Apparently the aircraft got tangled up in the cable. He was apparently flying too low down through the river and caught the cable and it flipped him over," said Chief Jody Binnion with the Porter Fire Department.

The crash was about a third of a mile down the river in a secluded area. Porter firefighters say the victims were lucky a witness was nearby and heard the crash.

The 11-year-old boy was flown by medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center. The pilot was taken on the ground by ambulance to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands. We don't have their identities or conditions at this time.

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