On Tuesday morning, a Martinaire Cessna 208 aircraft crashed into a field near Fulshear, Texas, killing its sole pilot and the paraglider.
The Cessna crashed after it collided with a paraglider en-route from Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Victoria Regional Airport at around 9:40 a.m.
The single-engine plane was at an altitude of 4800 feet before it entered a sharp descent. The pilot and the paraglider died in the fatal crash.
Martinaire Cessna 208 Caravan (N1116N) crashed near Fulshear, TX, USA killing its sole pilot. Flight 685 from Houston-IAH (KIAH) to Victoria (KVCT) was in the air for about 14 minutes flying at 4800 ft until it entered a steep descent. @TxDPSSoutheasthttps://t.co/CHFIGQ1kcZ pic.twitter.com/04ugyt23MR
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) December 21, 2021
The Cessna 208 aircraft belonged to a “sportsman’s club”, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. This incident will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) jointly.
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