When a car crashes on a Texas highway, the cause of the accident is usually readily apparent. The driver says he or she was going too fast for the weather conditions, or an animal darted across the highway in the path of the vehicle. The immediate aftermath of a plane crash or helicopter accident frequently has officials awaiting the results of an investigation before assigning cause or blame.
Such is the situation representatives of the Texas Department of Public Safety find themselves in following the emergency landing of a private twin-engine plane in a grassy area next to a road. The 63-year-old pilot and his two passengers were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment of their accident injuries.