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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:33 pm | Updated: 2:00 pm, Sat Aug 10, 2013.

A pilot landed in trees after his engine failed this morning.

The Killeen police and fire departments and the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a 911 call at 9:24 a.m. today in reference to a possible plane crash in the area of Roy Reynolds and Veterans Memorial Boulevard, according to a news release.

As officers were responding, the 56-year-old pilot called 911 and said he landed in trees about 200 meters east of Skylark Airfield. Upon the arrival, officers were unable to see where the plane landed. They searched for several minutes until they heard the pilot, who guided them to his location.

The pilot said he took off from Skylark Airfield when his aircraft experienced engine failure, the release stated. He safely landed the aircraft in a heavily wooded area northeast of the Skylark Airfield, behind the Fast Eddies Tire Repair business. No one was injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident.

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