Small Plane Crash Lands In Burleson County

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email


A pilot is able to walk away from his small plane after making a crash landing west of the Brazos River in Burleson County.

The pilot reportedly set the plane down in a field around 11 a.m Wednesday and walked away with minor injuries to his leg.

The plane was being used as part of a two day research study being conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"I've never seen an airplane go down before, and I've worked aircraft quite a bit in this context. The winds had shift around a little bit so I only heard some of the gasps and then saw the last part where the pilot tried to regain control of the aircraft but was unable to," said Dan Martin with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The plane is based out of Georgia and the pilot is said to have several years of experience.



Burleson County officials say the pilot of the small plane walked away from the crash with minor injuries.

News 3 has learned the plane is registered out of Georgia.


Burleson County emergency responders are on the way the scene of a small plane that's made a crash landing west of the Brazos River.

Sheriff's deputies say there are reports that the pilot is not injured and is out of the plane. The pilot reportedly set the plane down in a field around 11 a.m.

News 3 has a crew on the way to the scene of the crash and will have additional details as they become available.

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