A 1965 Cesna 150F, fixed wing-single engine, carrying two people crashed after attempting to take off in Sterling County Sunday afternoon. According to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the plane was piloted by 50-year old John Gregory Millen of Leander.
The crash happened on the Cole Ranch, south of Sterling City. Millen had landed the plane in the field off an old runway strip. He and his passenger, 53-year old Kendall Lee Collier, were looking for a hunting lease, traveling from Georgetown.
As the plane went down the runway to lift off, it lifted off the ground and then started to move left off its directed path. The plane started coming back down, striking a pipe fence, causing the plane to flip onto its top.
No injuries were received in the crash.
The scene has been released to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for investigation.