Small Plane Crashes Near Granbury Airport

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014  |  Updated 2:37 PM CDT
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A small plane crashed along U.S. Highway 377 near the municipal airport in Granbury.

Josh Ault, NBC 5 News

A small plane crashed along U.S. Highway 377 near the municipal airport in Granbury.

Two people escaped without injuries after their single-engine plane crashed Wednesday morning near the Granbury Municipal Airport.

The FAA said the Piper PA-28 had just departed from the airport when it experienced engine trouble. The pilot turned back toward the runway, but the plane landed about 100 yards short of the airport, according to Texas DPS Trooper Dub Gillum.

Neither occupant was hurt.

Gillum said it was a training flight during which a 59-year-old student pilot was flying. When the engine stalled, the 71-year-old instructor took control but was unable to reach the airport. The plane ended up crashing into some bushes and trees off U.S. Highway 377 West.

Granbury police advise drivers to avoid the area if possible.

The FAA investigation into the incident is underway.

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