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Update: Plane Crashes In Borger Driveway

Beth and Duane Hodge Beth and Duane Hodge

Two people are now in the hospital after their plane landed upright this afternoon on a Borger couple's carport. 

Beth and Duane Hodge say they were in their basement when they heard a muffled sound outside. They stepped out of their house to find the plane in their driveway, just inches from their two cars.

Beth Hodge describes what she did next: "I just immediately just went back to the house and called 911, my husband stayed outside to talk to the pilot," said Hodge. 

The Borger Police Department say it happened around two this afternoon on the 1400 block of Clayton Street. Several agencies responded to the call. Debris spread out throughout the driveway and into the street. 

The plane clipped electrical lines before landing in the driveway, cutting off power to some 200 homes in the neighborhood.Officials say power could be out until Sunday evening.

The pilot has been identified as 44 year old Lee Burgin from Ft. Worth. He was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital by LifeStar and is listed in critical condition.  Burgin's 16 year old son was also taken to Northwest Texas by ambulance. They are both expected to survive. No one on the ground was hurt. 

The Texas DEpartment says it's not clear why the plane went down. Once the scene is cleared the FAA will take over the investigation. 

The plane damaged some of Hodge's front porch, but they say they thank God that no one else was hurt.

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