Plane Crashes In South Lubbock County
KFYO is following a developing story on Friday of a plane crash in Lubbock County. According to multiple reports, a plane crashed in a field south of the Lubbock Executive Airport at about 11:40 Friday morning.
The Lubbock Executive Airport is located at 12201 County Road 2500. According to KAMC, the plane was a twin engine Beechcraft Baron 58. Only the pilot was on board the plane. KAMC is reporting that a representative from the Medical Officer's office has shown up though there has not been an official statement on whether anyone died in the crash.
KAMC did report that after the plane crashed, it was fully engulfed in flames.
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed via Twitter an investigation is underway.
The Lubbock County Sheriff's Department released the following statement on Friday.
“At approximately 1140 a.m. on 3-17-23, The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a single plane crash on County Road 2500 between 98th Street and 114th Street. Deputies are still on scene, and we ask that the public avoid the area at this time. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and we will refer all further questions to them.”
KFYO will continue to update this story as more details come out.