Small Plane Crashes Into Midland Neighborhood

Woman, dogs rescued from fiery home

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Dec 2, 2011  |  Updated 2:48 PM CDT
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Plane Crashes Into Midland Neighborhood

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This photo, submitted by a Midland KWES viewer, shows a home being destroyed by fire following a plane crash in a neighborhood.

A small plane crashed into a Midland residential neighborhood Friday morning, injuring the pilot and an elderly woman.

Midland Fire Department spokesman David Hickman said the twin-engine plane went down around 8 a.m. Friday. KWES-TV in Midland said identified the plane as a Beechcraft King Air F90 GT.

KWES said the pilot, Page Mund, suffered minor injuries, including a broken arm, and may be discharged from the hospital Friday afternoon.

Hickman said the plane crashed near the back of one house, damaging a storage room and part of a garage. He told The Associated Press that the plane then traveled across an alley and smashed into a second house, which caught fire and was destroyed.

City of Midland spokeswoman Tasa Watts said an 81-year-old woman was inside the home at the time. Watts said the woman and her two dogs were rescued before the home was consumed by fire.

The plane departed the Wharton Regional Airport outside of El Campo, southwest of Houston, for Midland Airpark early Friday morning.

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