CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas -- A victim who was hospitalized after a single-engine plane belonging to a skydiving company crashed near Luling, Texas, Tuesday has been released, according to hospital officials.
According to authorities, the Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management was called about the crash involving a single-engine Cessna 182F plane at 2:37 p.m. Two passengers were taken by an EMS vehicle while the pilot was was airlifted. Officials could not confirm to KVUE whether the person released from the hospital Wednesday was the pilot or one of the passengers.
The National Transportation Safety Board reported the plane took off shortly before the crash at The Carter Memorial Airport. In total, the NTSB said two passengers were not hurt while one suffered a serious injury and two suffered minor injuries.
According to the NTSB, the skydiving flight was conducted under the provision of the Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 and no FAA flight plan had been filed for the flight.
An FAA inspector reported the plane came to rest in a field to the southeast of the departure end of the runway. The plane's engine and right main landing gear separated during the impact and both wings were heavily damaged.
Martin Ritchey with the Caldwell County OEM said the plane was owned by a skydiving company, but he could not disclose the name.
Caldwell County OEM posted video of the incident on their Facebook page:
Authorities are currently investigating to determine what caused the crash.