GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - State authorities say the pilot of an ultralight plane has died when the craft crashed to the ground southeast of Houston in Galveston County.
State trooper Colin Kolupski tells the Galveston County Daily News that 67-year-old Roger Brown was making his first flight in the plane when he crashed in Santa Fe. Kolupski says a neighbor reported seeing Brown lose altitude and heard the crash.
A local firefighter tells the newspaper that it appeared Brown was trying to land in an open field near his home.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is working to determine what caused the plane to plunge to the ground in an open field.
Santa Fe is about 35 miles southeast of downtown Houston.