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One person has been killed and another injured in a plane crash in Walker County Friday evening, according to officials with the Department of Public Safety.

The single-engine Piper PA-28 crashed at 2609 HWY 19, in a heavily wooded area north of Huntsville.

Authorities found the plane and pulled the pilot out of the wreckage early Saturday morning and airlifted him to Memorial Hermann Hospital. A woman, who was a passenger in the plane, died in the crash.

According to preliminary information from the FAA, the aircraft apparently suffered engine problems and the pilot was unable to maintain altitude.

The pilot told rescuers that he and his passenger had flown from Conroe to Livingston earlier Friday afternoon and were returning to Conroe when the accident occurred.

The scene is under investigation by the FAA.

KHOU contributed to this report. 

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