A Victoria man was injured in a plane crash Saturday in Dallas County.
Steven Salazar, of Victoria, was aboard the plane at the Addison Airport and was injured, said Clara Ramos, of Victoria. She knows of him because he went to school with her daughter.
Salazar is a certified flight instructor at US Sport Aircraft and Thrust Flight, according to his Facebook page.
His family posted on Facebook that Salazar went into surgery early Sunday morning for his broken femur, tibia and lower spine.
Salazar and two other people were in a Cessna C-172 small airplane that was departing Runway 15 at Addison Airport when it veered left while airborne and crashed into a taxiway, a plane transit area at the airport, just before 5 p.m., said Peter Knudson, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board.
The three people on board were all injured and transported to Dallas-area hospitals, said Tony Molinaro, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
All three of them are expected to survive and are in stable condition, an Addison Town Police Department officer said.
Neither the NTSB or FAA releases names of those injured in crashes they investigate. The FAA and the NTSB are both still investigating.
The plane was on a training flight, according to the Dallas Morning News.