Update: 1 Dead in East Lubbock Plane Crash
Update #2: Lubbock Fire Chief Shaun Fogerson briefed the press in Lubbock Monday afternoon following the fatal plane crash.
"At approximately 3:58 p.m., LPD received a call that there was a plane crash in a backyard at 209 East 37th Street," said Chief Fogerson. "LFR was subsequently notified of a single-engine Cessna in an undeclared emergency that had crashed into the backyard at that address. Currently, the fire at the scene is out, the scene is under control. There were no injuries on the ground, and there were no damages to structures other than a fence in the backyard at that address."
"We can confirm there has been one fatality in the airplane that we know of at this time," Chief Fogerson added.
"At approximately 4:18 p.m., the FAA, the FBI and TSA were notified and responded to the scene immediately. The scene is currently under their control," Chief Fogerson said.
According to Chief Fogerson, the area around the plane crash will be shut down until the FBI, TSA and other groups have concluded their investigations. He would not comment on whether weather played a role in the crash.
Chief Fogerson said planes of the size and model that crashed can sit between one and six people. It's currently unknown how many people may have been on the plane when it crashed.
Watch video of the City of Lubbock's press conference here.
Update: KAMC News is now reporting one person was killed in Monday afternoon's plane crash. The person's identity has yet to be released.
Original story: Around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon (October 26th), a small airplane crashed in Lubbock in the 200 block of 39th Street near Avenue A.
First responders immediately came upon the scene of the crash and cordoned off at least two blocks surrounding the crash site.
There was no word on what specific type of plane crashed, how many people were on board, and if there were any injuries.
A strong blast of winter weather came to Lubbock on Monday morning, bringing freezing rain and afternoon temperatures below freezing the freezing mark.
City officials are expected to provide additional information later this evening in a news conference at the new city hall in Citizens Tower.