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Plane Crashes Short Of Runway In Mineral Wells

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MINERAL WELLS (CBSDFW.COM) - Mineral Wells Police confirm a small plane crashed about a quarter of a mile short of the runway at Mineral Wells Municipal Airport.

It happened around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday off FM 1195.

According to the FAA, three people were on board the plane. The pilot and front seat passenger rushed to the hospital via air ambulance.

The pilot is in critical condition.  No word on the front seat passenger's condition.

The rear seat passenger was not injured.

The DPS says a power failure caused the crash.

The plane, a twin-engine Piper Comanche, came down in a field just west of FM 1195 and skidded to a stop on the shoulder of Municipal Highway 379.

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