Two people walk away from small plane crash outside Weatherford

WEATHERFORD - A student pilot and instructor both walked away from a small plane crash in Parker County Monday morning, officials said.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel told WFAA the plane lost power in the middle of the training flight and crashed near FM 1189 and Old Dennis Road, less than 10 miles southwest of Weatherford.

No fire was reported, a county official told the Star-Telegram.

Both the pilot -- a 34-year-old man -- and the 68-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries but did not need to be taken to a hospital for treatment.

The plane involved was identified as a fixed-wing, single-engine 1978 Beechcraft Beech Sport 150 that took off from Granbury Regional Airport roughly 45 minutes before the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration will lead an investigation into the incident.

Editor's note: This story first indicated the pilot and passenger were taken to a Weatherford hospital, based on information received from the DPS. A DPS update said they weren't taken to a hospital. 

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