Pilot dies, passenger injured in small plane crash in Texas

State & Regional

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PEARLAND, Texas (AP) — Officials say a man died and a woman was injured when a small plane crashed after touching down on the runway at a Houston-area airport.

Sgt. Richard Standifer of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the plane crashed Saturday afternoon just after landing at Pearland Regional Airport.

He says a malfunction, possibly with the landing gear, caused the plane to go off the runway and into a ditch.

Two people were aboard.

The pilot, a 58-year-old man, died at the scene.

The 38-year-old female passenger walked away from the crash.

She was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

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