A small plane crashed in a rugged area south of Fort Worth on Tuesday, sending five people to a hospital, Texas NBC affiliate KXAS-TV reports.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed on Twitter that five people were on board, KXAS reported.
FDPD tells KXAS five people taken to hospital,1 severely injured. That person may be unconscious. Looks to be a single engine plane. Avoid area. pic.twitter.com/J1IY8snijH — Amanda Sanchez KXAS (@AmandaKXAS) August 5, 2015
It is unknown what caused the plane to crash, and there were no immediate reports on injuries or fatalities. The plane’s tail number was not immediately known.
The plane went down in a heavily wooded area, according to KXAS.
Firefighters were working to extinguish a fire in the area before rescuers could retrieve the victims, which took around six hours, the station reported.
KXAS reported that Denton County Regional Airport was shutdown while crews were working the crash site.
Fort Worth Fire Department Battalion Chief Bryan Bradley told the station that the crash happened about 1 mile from the airport.
The plane was a vintage, Cirrus SR22, used for training purposes, he said.
The radio was turning off from the cockpit, according to the battalion chief.
Witnesses reported hearing an explosion before the plane went down, KXAS reported.