Man Killed in Price, TX, Cell Tower/Airplane Accident
Price, TX -- January 31, 2017, a man was killed as the result of an accident where his personal aircraft crashed into part of a cell tower.
Authorities reported that the plane went down somewhere in the area of Price and the Rusk County Airport, where the pilot was said to be heading for a refuel.
According to preliminary investigations, the man, whose identity is unavailable, was flying a Cessna 177 when the aircraft suddenly made contact with a wire connected to a nearby cell phone tower. As a result, one of the plane's wings was partially broken off, causing the airplane to spin out of control.
The plane crashed in a nearby residential area. The pilot did not survive the impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, authorities have not mentioned any particular factors contributing to the accident. Weather conditions were fair at the time.
Investigations into the fatal crash are ongoing.
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