Plane goes down north of Mercedes

Plane crash north of Mercedes

Authorities are investigating an incident where a plane reportedly crashed just north Expressway 83 near Mercedes.

It all happened off Mile 2 1/2 West and Mile 8 North shortly after 5 p.m. Monday.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investigating the plane crash.

Investigators reported that Cessna plane went down just north of the Science Academy of South Texas.

The plane had just taken off from the Weslaco airport when the pilot reported to the control tower that he lost power in both engines.

According to investigators, the pilot reportedly tried to make it back to an open field at the airport but crashed.

Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.