Two dead after two light planes crashed on a Texas state road


Pensacola, Fl

 Authorities said two men died after their lightweight plane crashed on a highway outside a hospital in central Texas.

Texas Public Safety Administration Sgt. Brian Washko said that a call to 911 came around 11 a.m. that a plane had crashed on Highway 14 in Harker Heights, located about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Austin.

Washko said the two men on a Quiksilver MX2 Sprint were taken to Harker Heights Seton Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead. Their names have not been released pending family notification.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said the single-engine plane hit a guard rail on the highway. He said there were no immediate reports of any injuries on the ground.

Waschko said the plane took off from the nearby Skylark Field Airport in Killeen. He did not know the destination of the plane.

Washko said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate.


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