The Department of Public Safety says Debra Birch was alone in the plane during the crash around 5 p.m. Sunday at Cherokee County Airport near Jacksonville. Birch was transported to a Jacksonville hospital where she died Sunday night.
Trooper Tyson Metzig says the Jacksonville woman was doing practice takeoffs and landings in a single-engine plane. Richard Birch says his wife was on her third solo flight. Parts of the plane ended up stuck atop the hangar.
Jacksonville is 110 miles southeast of Dallas.