A 77-year-old New Caney pilot was killed Sunday afternoon when his plane crashed. Shortly after 1:30 pm James Goldsmith took off from Lake Waterway Airport which is a few miles east of Shepherd. Witnesses said the aircraft had taken off and then started falling to pieces as it nosedived into a pasture behind a home.

The pilots wife and son arrived at the scene moments later.

The FAA is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will have an investigator on the scene in the morning.

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