News Plane Crashes — 30 September 2017

A 57-year-old Colorado pilot walked away from plane crash in Hill County on Friday afternoon after he ran out of fuel during a trip to Houston, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. D.L. Wilson said in a press release.

Troopers were called to Farm-to-Market Road 67, north of Itasca, shortly before 12:45 p.m., when a single-engine experimental two-seat plane crashed into a plowed field.

Wilson said the pilot was traveling from Longmont, Colorado, to Houston when he ran out of fuel and was forced to make an emergency landing.

He was the only person in the plane.

The plane struck a power line and broke a power pole as the man tried to make an emergency landing in the field, Wilson said.

When the plane crashed, the impact caused it to flip upside down and trap the pilot, he said.

The man was able to call 911 for emergency help, Wilson said.

Emergency responders removed the pilot from the plane. He received medical treatment at the scene but was not taken to a hospital by ambulance.

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