Small Plane Crash-Lands Onto the Roof of a Houston Warehouse

KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — A small plane crash-landed on top of a warehouse in Houston, Texas, late Sunday night, causing minor injuries to the pilot and heavy damage to the aircraft, according to the Houston Police Department.

"The pilot stated he ran out of gas," Jodie Silva, a spokesperson for the Houston Police Department, told ABC News Monday. "He had a cut to his head, he was transported to the hospital for precaution."

Silva said the injuries were minor and that the pilot was conscious and responding after the crash. The pilot was the only one on board, according to Silva.

The small plane dropped off the radar around 11 p.m. Sunday night, four miles north of Hobby Airport, the Houston Fire Department said in a statement. The H.P.D. and the H.F.D. have not released the name of the pilot.

Federal Aviation Administration said it is investigating the incident.

The pilot flew a single-engine Piper PA-24 and reported a loss of engine power before making a forced landing on top of a distribution center, a spokesperson for the FAA told ABC News Monday.

The pilot had flown from St. Louis to Houston, according to the FAA.
 
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