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Plane Crashes in Northeast Midland, Pilot Identified

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Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A small plane crashed in a northeast Midland neighborhood early Friday morning as it was making its approach to the Midland Airpark.

The plane clipped the garage of one home near Trevino and Casper. The plane, which is a Beechcraft King Air F-90 GT, then crossed the alley and crashed into another home. That home then burst into flames.

Amazingly, the pilot who has been identified as 53-year-old Page Mund, only suffered a broken arm during the accident and is in stable condition at the hospital. Mund is from Needville, Texas.

A woman in the home that caught fire was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. That woman may have been suffering high blood pressure.

The plane left the Wharton Regional Airport outside of El Campo, Texas for Midland Airpark this morning.

32 homes are currently without power due to the crash according to Oncor. Oncor says two poles were downed and were just allowed into the crash area around 2 p.m. Officials tell NewsWest 9, power may not be restored until midnight tonight.

NTSB Investigators from Lubbock have arrived on the scene to begin their investigation.

NewsWest 9's Geena Martinez spoke with a homeowner who's home was hit by the plane this morning. She was in her kitchen preparing to make Christmas cookies when she heard the crash.

NewsWest 9 will have complete coverage of today's plane crash starting on NewsWest 9's First News at 4 p.m.

Stay with NewsWest9 and for the latest on this developing story.