One Injured In DEA Cessna Crash


Image: Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office/Major Chad Norvell

A Cessna Stationair operated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) crashed in Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon. The aircraft hit a power line and struck two vehicles on the road while attempting to make an emergency landing. It has been reported that one of the three DEA agents onboard the aircraft sustained minor injuries in the crash, was taken to the hospital and has since been released. The occupants of the cars were uninjured.

The aircraft went down around 3 p.m. in a residential area just north of Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR). According to the FAA, the pilot reported engine trouble immediately before the accident. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office stated that there was no post-crash fire, but the aircraft was leaking fuel. A spokesperson for the DEA said that its agents were conducting a flight training exercise. The FAA and NTSB are investigating the accident.