A pilot was killed and his two passengers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a light aircraft crashed at a South Texas airfield, officials said Sunday.
The crash happened about 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Mustang Beach Airport in Port Aransas, about 20 miles east of Corpus Christi, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety statement.
Carrol V. Jorgenson, 76, of Corpus Christi, was the pilot and was killed in the crash, the DPS said. His two passengers, a 40-year-old man and an eight-year-old child, were ejected from the aircraft by the impact and were in serious but stable condition at Corpus Christi hospitals.
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No identities were immediately released, and no cause for the crash has been determined. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating.