Engine failure to blame in plane crash near Abilene Regional Airport Monday, officials said

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(Photo from KTAB, KRBC and BigCountryHomepage.com)

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — Emergency crews responded to a plane crash near the Abilene Regional Airport late Monday morning.

The crash occurred just before 12:00 p.m. off Industrial Boulevard and Oldham Lane.

According to BigCountryHomepage.com, there were two occupants inside the plane when it crash, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office said.

The two individuals were transported from the scene to a local hospital.

Emergency crews searched for the crash scene for nearly 30 minutes after air traffic control confirmed the plane went down, BigCountryHomepage.com reported.

The crash scene was the located when smoke was spotted in the area.

City of Abilene Director of Aviation Don Green said a student and instructor with a local flight school were performing touch and go exercises. They reported engine failure preventing them from reaching the runway, according to BigCountryHomepage.com.

This article will be updated as additional information is released.

(BigCountryHomepage.com contributed to this article.)

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