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FAA to investigate plane collision in Jim Wells County

Posted at 11:38 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 13:50:15-04

JIM WELLS COUNTY, Texas — Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration are expected to look into a plane crash that occurred Wednesday morning in a field off FM 1540 east of Sandia.

The accident occurred about 9:30 a.m.

According to officials at the scene, the plane was taking off when it hit an ant mound or a gopher hole and the plane clipped a tree.

The pilot didn't suffer any life-threatening injuries but was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.