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Photo courtesy Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office

SUGAR LAND, Texas — Two men aboard a single-engine plane that crashed early Tuesday morning in Harris County survived, sustaining only non-life threatening injuries, according to authorities.

Around 1:43 a.m., residents of the Bear Creek subdivision in northwest Harris County were awoken to a loud boom in the 15700 block of Boulder Oaks Drive. Outside, they found a small, single-engine plane had crashed through some trees and had struck a light pole before coming to a rest in the front yard of a residence.

"The pilot and his passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital," according to Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap.

"We’re thankful the pilot was able to avoid striking any homes or structures and hopeful that both occupants make a full recovery," read a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety which is jointly investigating the crash with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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