Traffic Incident at 13000 Galveston Road
September 18, 2005 -- Houston
police are investigating a fatal accident at 13000 Galveston Road
on September 17, 2005 about 9:30 p.m.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D.S. Runyan and Officer R. Stafford reported:
A Piper Malibu, a high-performance single-engine
aircraft, was headed southwest from Ellington field at low altitude.
The engine quit working and it appears the pilot turned back to
the airport. The plane crashed in a near vertical manner, just
south of the airport property. A large fireball was observed when
the plane struck the ground. The two occupants were pronounced
dead at the scene.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.