Pilot sustains non-life threatening injuries in crash

submitted photo from Texas DPS.
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MARSHALL – Texas Highway Patrol was called to a plane crash that occurred in Harrison County when a Grumman, a single engine airplane, hit some trees while attempting to land.

Just a little after 8:00a.m., Harrison County Sheriff’s Office dispatched DPS Troopers to a plane crash that occurred just outside a private airstrip, off of US-80 and Eastside Airport Road. According to the pilot, immediately after taking off, he realized that there was heavy cloud cover and would not be able to fly. He quickly turned back around and circled a few times looking for the airport. The pilot was flying low in an effort to locate the airstrip. The single engine plane hit some trees and crashed.

The pilot, 48 year old Brian Mahan of Longview, sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview. No other persons were on the plane. No other property reported damaged.

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FAA is investigating the crash.

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