Pilot dies in Central Texas plane crash into fieldInvestigators say a pilot has died in the crash of his small plane into a Central Texas field.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a pilot has died in the crash of his small plane into a Central Texas field.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident was reported around dawn Thursday in rural Caldwell County.
DPS Trooper Robbie Barrera says the single-engine plane had taken off from nearby San Marcos Municipal Airport and was attempting to return when the crash happened.
Authorities are trying to determine what caused the crash on land operated by the federal Gary Job Corps Center. Barrera says the area had fog Thursday morning and weather has not been ruled out.
The pilot was alone on the plane. His name hasn't been released but Barrera says he was from North Dakota.
San Marcos is 30 miles south of Austin.