1 man dies after plane he was on with 2 others crashed into Tomball mobile home community, DPS says

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Friday, September 2, 2022
1 dead after plane crashes into mobile home community, DPS says
A man is dead after the small plane he was on board with two other people crashed in a mobile home community in Tomball, Texas DPS confirms.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is dead after a small plane with three people onboard crashed into a mobile home community in Tomball, Texas DPS confirms.

On Thursday, a plane that was coming into Houston from Tennessee crashed in the 8500 block of Monterrey Pine Place near FM 2920, according to authorities.

The plane, which refueled in Louisiana before continuing its journey to Houston, appeared to have engine troubles right outside of Hooks Airport, according to DPS.

Initial reports stated that the plane hit a home in the area, but DPS said the plane did not hit any structures. Instead, it hit large trees and ended up between two homes.

Two men and one woman were on board. It's not immediately known which of the occupants died.

According to the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office, about 75 gallons of aviation gas spilled from the aircraft.

Eric Garcia lives in the neighborhood and said he heard the plane crash. But, initially, he thought it was a clap of thunder, and his first thoughts went to his neighbors.

"This neighborhood is usually busy with kids playing outside. I have a nephew, always outside with his bike and his friends. Good thing no one was injured around here in this neighborhood," Garcia said. "I'm sorry for their loss, whoever lost their life. That's about it."

The FAA was on scene Thursday night investigating to officially determine the cause of the crash.

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