Fiery plane crash kills 4 near West Houston Airport
Four people are dead following a small plane crash on Friday, just east of West Houston Airport.
According to authorities, a small plane took off from West Houston Airport around 4p.m., and crashed into the woods nearby. The single-engine Piper PA-32 caught fire immediatly upon impact a quarter-mile east of the runway. Flames destroyed the aircraft completely.
The wreckage was discovered amid the trees, not far from a nearby home. On-lookers reported seeing the plane snap a tree, hit the ground and immediately become engulfed in flames. One witness grabbed a garden hose to put water on the fire, and to keep it from spreading. Had it not been for the tree, the plane could have damaged the home.
An investigation into the crash is underway, but authorities believe the cause to be some sort of engine failure.
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