At least two people are dead after a small plane and a paraglider collided near Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, according to officials.
A single-engine Cessna 208 plane crashed Tuesday morning after it struck a paraglider near Fulshear, said the Federal Aviation Administration. One person was on board the plane, and the other person was using the paraglider, the agency told local media.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are now investigating, which is a routine procedure for plane crashes under the two agencies’ policies. Neither victim was identified.
“The FAA and NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide all updates,” said the FAA in a statement. “Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents. After investigators verify the aircraft registration number at the scene, the FAA will release it on their webpage, usually on the next business day. You can look up the aircraft by its registration number on their webpage.”
@TxDPSSoutheast is responding to a fatal plane crash in Fort Bend County.
The crash occurred near Fulshear.
The FAA has been notified and is responding to the scene. pic.twitter.com/7rLCzAIoFN
— TxDPS – Southeast Texas Region (@TxDPSSoutheast) December 21, 2021
The Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office told The Associated Press that the paraglider landed in the yard of a home. The Cessna crashed nearby close to a shooting range, the office said.
According to KPRC-TV, the Cessna was reportedly a UPS carrier plane.
The plane was going to Victoria, Texas, about 150 southwest of Houston, officials told AP.
Other details were not provided.