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Small Plane Crashes, Passengers Uninjured

Photograph of the crash site | Image by The Flower Mound Fire Department, Twitter

A small plane crash yielded surprising and miraculous results in the metroplex this week.

Emergency personnel received a 911 call at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday regarding a single-engine Cessna that had crashed in a field in Argyle, according to NBC 5 DFW. The Flower Mound Police Department confirmed that the crash occurred behind Argyle High School.

Two occupants were in the plane at the time of the emergency landing. Flower Mound officials confirmed that no injuries occurred as a result of the incident.

The Flower Mound Fire Department shared an image of the crash site on its social media page. The photo showcased the plane downed among a grouping of small trees. The aircraft sustained damage to its wings, tail, and exterior. While some external damage can be seen near the cockpit, it is clear that the area where the two occupants were sitting was largely safe from the crash.

Fire department personnel who responded to the scene also worked to contain a fuel leak.

Officials did not identify a cause for this crash or the pilot’s identity. The Dallas Express reached out to the Flower Mound police and fire departments for more information but did not receive a response from either by the time of publication.

The mishap in Flower Mound was far from the only recent incident of concern in the skies over the metroplex. In November of last year, a collision between two historic planes at the Wings Over Dallas air show resulted in six deaths.

A third-party after-action report analyzing the causes of that fatal crash was released this week and identified four key areas of failure among airport leadership and other relevant authorities, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Also this week, the pilots of the two planes killed in the crash, Terry Barker and Leonard Root, were honored in a memorial brick-laying ceremony at DFW Airport. Both men were long-time pilots who had retired from the DFW-based American Airlines, as The Dallas Express reported.

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