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2 people are dead after a small plane crash in west Harris County, DPS says

The plane crashed in a field south of the service road near the 17400 block of Katy Freeway, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s office. 

A Harris County sheriff’s deputy outside a YES Prep charter school campus in southwest Houston on Oct. 1, 2021, where law enforcement responded to a possible active shooter.

Updated Friday 11:34 a.m. CT

Two people are dead after a small plane crashed in west Harris County Wednesday night, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

DPS Sgt. Richard Standifer said the small, single-engine Cessna plane took off from West Houston Airport on Wednesday night and was on it's way to Pearland. Officials say they lost contact with the plane shortly after it took off, and it’s currently unclear what led to the crash.

Standifer said the two passengers — 23-year-old Solomon Babalola and 20-year-old Apesin Oluwafunmilayo — likely died on impact.

The plane was discovered Thursday afternoon in a field south of the service road near the 17400 block of Katy Freeway, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s office.

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting the investigation.

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