Pilot dies in Texas plane crash, alone on board - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Pilot dies in Texas plane crash, alone on board

WELLS, Texas (AP) - Officials say the pilot of a twin-engine plane died in a fiery East Texas crash during a flight from Houston to Oklahoma.

Department of Public Safety Trooper David Hendry said Tuesday the pilot, whose name wasn't immediately released, was alone on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration says searchers found the Cessna 421 wreckage Monday night 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.

A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman says their investigators arrived Tuesday.

Records show the plane is registered to HS Air LP in Broken Arrow, Okla. A man answering the phone there Tuesday declined to answer questions and hung up.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

    Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:58 AM EDT2017-05-30 08:58:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:58 AM EDT2017-05-30 08:58:57 GMT

    President Donald Trump is set to lay a wreath and deliver his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery.

    President Donald Trump is set to lay a wreath and deliver his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

    Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:58 AM EDT2017-05-30 08:58:43 GMT
    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:58 AM EDT2017-05-30 08:58:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Georgia Cordova of El Paso, Texas, center, joins other protesters as they take part in a No Ban, No Wall rally to support the rights of immigrants and oppose a border wall.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Georgia Cordova of El Paso, Texas, center, joins other protesters as they take part in a No Ban, No Wall rally to support the rights of immigrants and oppose a border wall.

    Immigrants from Arizona and elsewhere are urging grassroots resistance against Texas' recently passed crackdown on "sanctuary cities."

    Immigrants from Arizona and elsewhere are urging grassroots resistance against Texas' recently passed crackdown on "sanctuary cities."

  • Greer County inmates in custody after escape

    Greer County inmates in custody after escape

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:58 AM EDT2017-05-30 08:58:38 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)
    MANGUM, OK (KSWO) - Two inmates who escaped from the Greer County jail in Mangum are back in custody. Dispatchers said they were able get break out of the jail around 8:30 Monday night after locking a guard inside a cell and taking the keys. Dispatchers reported a car was stolen in the area just five minutes later. Authorities from across the area started looking for the inmates and found them near Tom Steed Lake around 1 a.m. They are now back in the Greer County Jail. Their names ha...
    MANGUM, OK (KSWO) - Two inmates who escaped from the Greer County jail in Mangum are back in custody. Dispatchers said they were able get break out of the jail around 8:30 Monday night after locking a guard inside a cell and taking the keys. Dispatchers reported a car was stolen in the area just five minutes later. Authorities from across the area started looking for the inmates and found them near Tom Steed Lake around 1 a.m. They are now back in the Greer County Jail. Their names ha...
Powered by Frankly