Authorities said two people were killed when a small plane crashed on a North Texas expressway shortly after takeoff.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the single-engine Wheeler Express CT crashed about one mile (1.61 km) west of Grand Prix Municipal Airport, located in the city west of Dallas.
Robert Witt, chief of the fire department at Grand Prairie, said witnesses said the plane fell quickly, hit a telephone pole, and then hit concrete several times before hitting a minivan that was traveling on the service road.
Fayette said the person in the truck sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Fett said the plane caught fire after arriving to rest in a grassy area near the Sonic restaurant.
“The plane was in clear distress as it descended,” said Fett. We don’t know if this was an emergency landing or a catastrophic failure.
In a press release, fire officials said that the identities of the two people who were killed on board had not yet been released.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.