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Single engine aircraft crashes at Andrews County Airport

The pilot sustained non-life threatening injuries and was released from the hospital today, according to the Permian Regional Medical Center.

ANDREWS COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE: According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the pilot, 41-year-old Derek Grady, was flying a VANS RV3 Saturday morning from Midland to the Andrews County Airport. 

At 10:38 a.m., the plane crashed during touch and go landing practice at the airport. The pilot received minor injuries and was transported to Permian Regional Medical Center in Andrews. 

There were no passengers in the aircraft at the time of the crash.


UPDATE: According to the Andrew's County Sheriff's Office's Facebook Page, which originated from a post from Andrews County News, a single engine aircraft crashed while attempting a landing this morning at the Andrews County Airport, according to authorities.

The pilot sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Permian Regional Medical Center.

The crash occurred at around 10:30 a.m. when the single engine aircraft was coming in for a landing and stalled out just over the runway. The plane then bounced off the runway and flipped over onto its top.

The pilot was able to walk to the ambulance and was released from the hospital around noon, according to the CEO of the Permian Regional Medical Center Daniel Booth.

"Everything went smoothly," Booth said. "There was one individual received at the emergency department at PRMC from Andrews EMS from the incident. That individual obviously was treated there in the emergency department, and glad to say was discharged and released to his family."

The Texas Department of Public Safety were on scene investigating the crash, as well as representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration.


Original story:

According to pictures that were sent to NewsWest 9, there appears to be a small plane crash at the Andrews County Airport.

NewsWest 9 called the Andrews Police Department and they don't have any information yet.

Not much is known, but a reporter has been sent to the scene.

We'll update you with more information as we get it.

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