Texas DPS responds to plane crash on Harris County Highway

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) – Texas Department of Public Safety troops responded to a plane crash in Harris County on Sunday afternoon.

TxDPS – Southeast Texas reported that the accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22 on the northern lanes of SH-99 between Cypress Rosehill Road and Telge Road.

“The aircraft was approaching the Grand Parkway near Cypress Rosehill Road when the pilot decided to land on the roadway,” said DPS public relations spokesman Richard Standifer. “When the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing, the plane crashed into the top of the 18-wheeler.”

According to official figures, neither the driver of the large car nor the pilot of the aircraft were injured.

As soon as the plane landed, it caught fire.

The pilot was on a research mission and was flying from West Houston Airport, officials said. The Bonanza 35 aircraft is registered in Michigan.

DPS officials are waiting for representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration to arrive on the scene, and it will be some time before they can get the plane out of the way.

This is an evolving story.

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