UPDATE: Police Respond to Incident Involving Airplane 12/15/11
CBS 7 News
December 15, 2011
According to Rebecca Bell with Midland College, the two instructors flying the plane are very experienced. She tells CBS 7 that the pilots say the aircraft lost power and they looked for the safest place to land and they chose Whitmire because there were no cars or pedestrians.
The twin engine airplane has been identified as a 1964 Beechcraft Baron.
According to Flightaware.com, the airplane took off at Will Rogers World around 2:21 p.m. in Oklahoma City headed towards Midland Airpark.
The website shows the plane's registration is up-to-date and owned by Midland College.
We have confirmed from Midland College officials that the two passengers on board of the airplane are MC instructors. They tell us everyone is ok.
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The City of Midland has confirmed that 2 people were on board but there are no injuries. They also have confirmed that the plane belongs to Midland College's Flight Training Program. The plane was coming into Midland from Oklahoma City.
There is a Midland College logo on the tail of the single engine airplane that has crashed. No word if it is associated with the college. Tail number on the plane reads as N275D.
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Eye witnesses tell CBS 7 that a plane crash landed between the 7-Eleven and The Fountains Apartment Complex near the intersection of Whitmire and Garfield.
City of Midland is telling CBS 7 that the plane was a single engine plane.
Midland, TX - Midland Police are respoding to an incident involving a plane on Whitmire and Garfield in Midland.
MPD tell us Whitemire and Garfield are closed.
We'll keep you updated as more details come in.