FULSHEAR, Texas (KIAH) — A small plane collided with a paraglider, resulting in two fatalities in Fort Bend County on Tuesday morning, according to federal investigators.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Cessna 208 took off on Tuesday from Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston then collided midair with the paraglider around 9:40 a.m. about 50 miles to the southwest near Fulshear.

The FAA says one person was on board each aircraft. The Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office says the paraglider landed in the yard of a home while the plane crashed a couple of miles away near a shooting range. The plane had been headed to Victoria, Texas.

The Texas Department for Public Safety for the Southeast Texas Region responded to the location near Brazos River, where the plane crashed.

The FAA confirmed reports that two people died when a small plane collided with a paraglider.

Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable Chad Norvell took to Twitter to report that the small plane collided with a paraglider near Weston Lakes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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