The FOX News affiliate in Lubbock says the plane landed north of the building in a field, and the tower at KCBD TV Was sheared in half. The TV station was evacuated for fear the entire tower might fall.
Federal Aviation Administration officials say the single-engine Piper PA-46 dropped off the radar about 7:30 p.m. as it was approaching the airport in Lubbock.
According to FlightAware, it took off from Carlsbad, New Mexico.
It is not known how many people were on the plane.