Small plane crash near Houston kills at least 1 person

The FAA said the pilot was the only person on board

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A small plane crashed Tuesday morning near Houston, killing at least one person, officials said.

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The single-engine Cessna 208 had taken off from Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston when it crashed around 9:40 a.m. about 50 miles (80 km) to the southwest near Fulshear, Texas, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Police officers investigate the wreckage of a plane (Jeppe Gustafsson/TT News Agency via AP)

Police officers investigate the wreckage of a plane (Jeppe Gustafsson/TT News Agency via AP)

Both the FAA and the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed one person was killed. The FAA said the pilot was the only person on board.

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The plane was headed to Victoria, Texas, when it crashed.

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The FAA and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.