Small Plane Crashes Near Mineral Wells Airport: Officials

A small plane has crashed near the Mineral Wells Municipal Airport, injuring two people, officials say Wednesday evening.

The twin-engine Piper Comanche had three people on board when it went down at about 7:20 p.m. while attempting to land, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the plane lost power and went down in a field, coming to a rest on the shoulder of MH 379, near Highway 1195, northwest of the airport.

The pilot and one passenger were transported by air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment of unknown injuries, and a second passenger was not injured.

Lunsford said the pilot had reported some sort of engine trouble before the crash.

The FAA is investigating, and additional details have not been released.

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