Plane crashes in Nacogdoches County; pilot walks away

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A plane has crashed in the area of State Highway 7 in Nacogdoches County.

According to DPS spokeswoman Stephanie Davis, the crash occurred in a wooded area near Terry Crawford Road around 4 p.m.

Donald Keith Irby, 63, of Sugarland, said he had picked up his plane in Longview after having it inspected. He was on his way to the Nacogdoches County airport when his engine began cutting out and he knew he had to find a safe landing spot and landed it in a clearing of dead trees.

Irby, who owns a ranch in Cushing, said he has some pain to his legs but, other than that, is fine.

KTRE will be bringing a live report from Caleb Beames at 5.

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