Plane Crash Near Iowa Park - Pilot Okay

- A small plane crashed just east of Wichita Valley Airport near Iowa Park late Monday morning.  Authorities say the pilot, an older male, was practicing touch and go landings when the plane lost power as it was ascending.

The FAA is classifying that plane as an "amateur built experimental aircraft."

The pilot was able to maneuver the plane until it crash landed on the edge of a patch of trees on private property. The pilot was able to walk away from the crash, but it is not known at this time if there are any small injuries.

Trooper Tony Fulton, DPS Spokesperson explained, "Shortly after he took off from one of these touch and goes he lost power to the aircraft. He was attempting to turn back and land and he didn't make it far enough and set the aircraft down in this field."

Fulton says because the pilot was not hurt and the aircraft suffered minor damage, the FAA will not send a team to the site, but use information collected from DPS for its investigation.

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