Close to 1 pm Sunday afternoon a pilot and passenger left David Wayne Hooks Airport in a 2011 Capella Experimental Aircraft. As they got a few miles from the airport the aircraft lost power. The pilot attempted to turn and return to the airport but seeing the aircraft was losing altitude quickly he attempted to land it in an open field near the intersection of Boudreaux and Champion Forest. As they were on the approach the aircraft struck a raised brim causing it to crash and flip upside down.
The pilot of the plane was transported by Cypress Creek EMS to Memorial Hermann in Houston with a head injury. The passenger did not require medical attention.
DPS held the scene for the FAA who arrived on the scene to investigate.