6 hurt in plane crash after pilot ‘tried to smuggle in undocumented passengers’

SIX people were injured on Thursday when a plane crash-landed in Texas after the pilot allegedly tried to smuggle undocumented passengers.

The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo of the crash-land scene and dubbed the incident a “smuggling attempt.”

The Presidio County Sheriff's Office shared a photo of the crash-land scene and dubbed the incident a 'smuggling attempt'

The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo of the crash-land scene and dubbed the incident a ‘smuggling attempt’

According to the sheriff’s report, deputies responded to the airplane crash at around 3.51pm local time.

The crash landing took place North of the Presidio International Airport.

The sheriff’s office explained in a Facebook post: “Deputies arrived on scene and assisted the injured passengers where they discovered that the crash was a smuggling attempt gone wrong.

“The pilot attempted to smuggle several undocumented individuals from Presidio by air.

“Investigators believe the excess weight of the passengers (6 passengers in a 4 seat aircraft) and low fuel contributed to the cause of the accident.”

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