(TOMBALL, TX) Murfreesboro Pilot Christopher Jensen died when his Cirrus SR22 single engine aircraft crashed into tall trees that surrounded a mobile home community near Houston. It came to rest between two units.
Jensen reportedly worked for Cirrus Aircraft who released this statement, “…Our immediate thoughts and prayers are with our team member’s family, the aircraft occupants and all those affected. Cirrus Aircraft is actively supporting all appropriate authorities in the investigation. With respect to those involved and as the initial investigation begins, we will not comment on the accident details or speculate about the accident’s cause.”
According to officials, the plane is believed to have had engine trouble as it neared Hooks Memorial Airport in Tomball, Texas, about 23-miles northwest of Houston.
A woman and a man in the aircraft were Texas residents and are reported to be in stable condition. Jensen died in the hospital.
Thursday’s flight took-off from McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, the Cirrus SR22 refueled in Louisiana and crashed outside Houston, near the David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport.
An estimated 75 gallons of aircraft fuel spilled on the ground, according to the Harris County fire marshal’s office.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.