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Plane crash kills 3 in Plainview, Texas

Plane Crash Alert

The Texas Department of Public Safety says a small plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in Plainview, killing the three people aboard.
 
Sgt. Kenneth Bryan Witt said in a news release that the single-engine Beechcraft A-36 Bonanza crashed in a field about 9:05 p.m. Friday after departing from the Hale County Airport.
 
The plane was flying from Plainview to San Antonio with three people on board. Witt said authorities are still trying to determine their identities.
 
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports Capt. Derrick McPherson, who is the Plainview Police Department’s emergency management coordinator, says there were high winds at takeoff.
 
The Federal Aviation Administration said the National Transportation Safety Board would be in charge of the investigation and investigators had been notified.
Courtesy of star-telegram.com
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