2 Die in Aircraft Crash in Central Texas: Officials

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 30, 2022 Updated: May 30, 2022

Federal authorities confirmed two people died in a light aircraft crash in central Texas on Sunday.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement that two were on board the Airborne Windsports Edge 912 weight-shift control aircraft when it crashed about 60 miles northwest of Austin, the capital, in the town of Granite Shoals.

The FAA told local news outlets that it and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

“An Airborne Windsports Edge 912 weight-shift control aircraft crashed in Granite Shoals, Texas, around 7:00 a.m. local time today. Two people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates,” the agency said in full.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said that two people died in the crash. Their identities were not released.

In a statement posted to social media, the Granite Shoals Police Department confirmed the crash occurred near the Granite Shoals airfield. A number of local law enforcement agencies responded to the scene.

The Airborne Windsports Edge 912, which is motorized, has wings similar to a hang-glider and also features a three-wheel tricycle-style undercarriage.

Other details about the incident were not provided.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.