Plane Crashes Shortly After Takeoff From Bridgeport Airport

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BRIDGEPORT, TX (CBSDFW.COM) — The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that an airplane has crashed shortly after takeoff from the .

Public Affairs Manager Lynn Lunsford told CBSDFW in an email, “Preliminary information indicates that the pilot was attempting to return to the airport with engine trouble when the aircraft crashed short of the runway.”

Lunsford said the accident occurred at about 11:15 am and that two people who were on board were taken to the hospital.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety one male passenger was transported to with serious injuries. One female passenger was transported by air ambulance to John Perter Smith Hospital in . There was no word on the nature of the female victims’s injuries.

says the airplane was a Cesna 182.

Chopper 11 is headed to the scene.

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