2 injured as small plane crashes in Mineral Wells

Two people were taken to the hospital after a small aircraft crashed just short of a runway at Mineral Wells Airport, according to the FAA.

A twin engine Piper Comanche with three people on board was attempting to land at the airport around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday when it crashed.

"For an as yet undetermined reason, the aircraft lost power and went down in a field, coming to rest on the shoulder of MH 379," read a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The FAA said the pilot reported engine trouble before the plane went down.

Two medical helicopters were requested at the scene. The extent of the injuries were not immediately released.

The aircraft involved was registered to a man with a registered address in Temple, Texas.

Mineral Wells Airport is a public use airport that straddles the line between Parker and Palo Pinto Counties.

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