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DPS News Release
Nacogdoches County, TX - At approximately 4:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a plane Crash in Nacogdoches County. The crash occurred in a wooded area on Terry Crawford Road.
Preliminary reports indicate that a 1981 Mooney aircraft was attempting to land at the Nacogdoches County airport located off Highway 7. The pilot was able to land the aircraft in a wooded area away from any structures. According to the pilot, the engine lost power as he was making his final pass before landing.
The pilot, 63-year-old Donald Irby of Sugarland, was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Irby was the only person on the plane.
At this time, Troopers have secured the scene and are awaiting the arrival of officials from the Federal Aviation Administration.