ALPINE, Texas (Local2/FOX24) - UPDATE (9:52 p.m.):
The Brewster County Sheriff's Office say the cargo plane was attempting to return to the aiport due to mechanical issues after takeoff.
The crash happened near Highway 118, north of Alpine.
The crash is still under investigation.
A small UPS plane was forced to make an emergency landing near the Alpine-Casparis Municipal airport Monday night.
Officials with the Alpine Police Department say the call came in around 6:07 p.m.
The Alpine Volunteer Fire Department tells us the pilot of the plane was the only person on board. He was transported by Alpine EMS to Big Bend Regional Medical Center in stable condition.
It is still unclear at this time what prompted the emergency landing.
The Brewster County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation.Updates will be provided as more information is released
1989 CESSNA 208B
Fixed wing single engine
(12 seats / 1 engine)
Cessna 208B Cargomaster
|Owner/operator:||MARTINAIRE AVIATION LLC|
|C/n / msn:||208B0153|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Highway 118, North of Alpine, TX - United States of America|
A cargo plane crashed near Highway 118, north of Alpine, TX while attempting to return to the airport, due to mechanical problems, following takeoff.