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)
Plane crash update: in crashing, the plane possibly struck a power line causing power to the adjacent neighborhood to go out. Centerpoint is on the scene now working to restore power. #HouNews
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 31, 2019
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