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Small Plane Crash Near Northwest ISD Outdoor Learning Center: Authorities

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    Small Plane Crash Near Northwest ISD Outdoor Learning Center

    Authorities say a small plane has crashed in Denton County. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017)

    Authorities say a small plane crashed in Denton County.

    Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration confirms a single-engine aircraft carrying two people went down shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    It happened near the Northwest ISD Outdoor Learning Center in Northlake, located in the 7700 block of Mulkey Lane, according to Denton County Emergency Manager Jody Gonzales.

    School district officials say no students were on campus at the time.

    State Trooper Lonny Haschel with the Department of Public Safety said the pilot is not injured, but the passenger sustained minor injuries. No other injuries have been reported.

    The pilot lost power of the aircraft, glided into some trees, shearing off the wings before coming to a rest on the ground, Haschel said.

    FAA investigators are on their way to the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

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