Plane crashes in Cypress area causing power outage

One person reported dead


Editor’s Note: We will update this article with more official information as it comes to us.

CYPRESS — Early reports from the Harris County Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez, say that a four-seat airplane crashed into a partially wooded area near an open field and missed houses between 4 and 5 p.m. today (Jan. 31, 2019).

The Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter with state troopers on the scene, as FAA officials are reportedly en route.

At roughly 6:30 p.m., Gonzalez said the investigation will be led by the FAA, NTSB and Texas DPS. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is also on the scene with the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department.

The sheriff also stated that area residents will likely be without power for several hours while crews work to restore electricity.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., the sheriff tweeted that CenterPoint is close to having power back up and running.

9:45 p.m. Power is restored to the residents near the plane crash.

A Google Maps visual of the area where the plane crashed. (Google Maps)

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