Small plane from Houston to OK crashes; pilot killed
WELLS, TX -- Officials say the pilot of a twin-engine plane has died in a fiery East Texas crash during a flight from Houston to Oklahoma.
Department of Public Safety Trooper David Hendry said Tuesday that the pilot was alone on board. The victim's name wasn't immediately released.
The Federal Aviation Administration says searchers Monday night found the Cessna 421 wreckage in a field near Wells, about 140 miles northeast of Houston.
The plane was en route from West Houston Airport to Tulsa Riverside Airport when contact was lost around 9:30 p.m. Monday amid possible bad weather.
Records show the plane is registered to H-S Air LP in Broken Arrow, Okla. A man who answered the phone Tuesday would not provide his name, declined to answer questions about the accident and hung up.
- Medical examiner: 24 dead in Oklahoma twister 57 min ago
- Katy Fire Chief indicted in Valium fraud case
- Alligator found between homes in Fort Bend County
- NFL to vote on Super Bowl hosts 56 min ago
- Child abducted walking home from school in Pasadena
- Fight at bar ends in fatal shooting in NW Harris Co. 23 min ago
- Hot and humid with chances of rain today
- Photos: Dancing with the Stars Finals
- otrc: No more Oscars for Seth MacFarlane
- abcnews: 'Very graphic' devastation at OK elem. school
- Video: OK tornado caught on cell phone
abc13.com News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed VideoMost Viewed Photos