2 injured when small aircraft crashes in southeastern Texas


WILLIS, Texas (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Texas say two people suffered minor injuries when their small aircraft crashed into a pond.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the single-engine aircraft crashed about 8 a.m. Saturday near Willis, about 46 miles (74 kilometers) north of Houston.

Officials say the 50-year-old pilot and his passenger were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. They were not immediately identified.

Officials say the pilot declared an emergency shortly before the crash to air traffic controllers in Conroe, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of the crash site. Officials learned a few minutes later that the aircraft had crashed and was upside down in a pond.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.

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