Authorities say a pilot and two passengers have been slightly hurt when a private plane bound for Houston made a crash landing along an East Texas road.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Friday morning beside U.S. 59 near Diboll. The twin-engine plane ended up in a grassy area.
DPS Sgt. William Kennard says the Cessna took off from the Angelina County Airport in Lufkin then apparently had mechanical trouble.
Kennard says the pilot, 63-year-old Edd Campbell Hendee of Houston, and the two passengers suffered minor injuries. All were taken to a hospital to be examined.
Hendee is a former radio talk show host in Houston, where he also owns a restaurant.