3 People Die in Small Plane Crash Near Amarillo

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) Emergency personnel have located the burned remains of a single-engine plane that crashed in the Texas Panhandle, killing all three people on board.

Department of Public Safety troopers found the wreckage Monday about 2 miles east of Amarillo after heavy fog lifted.

Sr. Trooper Chris Ray says investigators are trying to determine if weather played a role. Forecasters say conditions were foggy when the Beechcraft disappeared off radar around 1:30 a.m. CST Monday. The wreckage was found nearly six hours later in a lake bed.

The pilot was in contact with air controllers in Albuquerque, N.M., during the flight from Lubbock and during attempts to land at Tradewind Airport in Amarillo and Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

Names of the victims weren't immediately released. The plane is registered in Naples, Fla.


KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 231436861 - kbtx.com/a?a=231436861
Gray Television, Inc.