WISE COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The pilot of a single engine Cessna 172 was killed in a crash during takeoff near County Road 4421, east of US 287 in Wise County, according to DPS. 

The DPS said the plane was taking off around 7:3o p.m. Thursday from Rhome Meadows Airport when it crashed in a field.  

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An adult passenger was rushed by air ambulance to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth with serious injuries.

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Two children onboard were rushed to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth with unknown injuries; one by air ambulance, the other by ground ambulance.

FAA investigators are on their way to the site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

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The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.