Baylor student dies in plane crash in Laredo - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Baylor student dies in plane crash in Laredo

The crash also killed Kelle Hein, the pastor of Family Baptist Church in Laredo. (Source: CNN) The crash also killed Kelle Hein, the pastor of Family Baptist Church in Laredo. (Source: CNN)
LAREDO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor University said that a sophomore died Thursday in a plane crash in Laredo. Two people died in the crash.

The Piper PA-31P had departed the airport Thursday morning and was attempting to return when it crashed in a grassy area about 50 yards from commercial buildings adjacent to the airport grounds.

Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza says the airport was closed to all commercial and cargo air traffic following the wreck.

Robert Marshall transferred to Baylor for the spring semester and was majoring in aviation sciences.He was from Bruni, TX.

The crash also killed Kelle Hein, the pastor of Family Baptist Church in Laredo.

Baylor’s Office of Spiritual Life and the Baylor Counseling Center are working alongside aviation sciences faculty to assist Robert’s classmates and friends this week.

“Although Robert was only with us at Baylor for a couple of months, he had already made an impact as an outstanding student with a passion for aviation and unlimited potential. Aviation is a close-knit community, and Robert will be greatly missed here at Baylor by his fellow students, as well as our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Trey Cade, assistant research professor and director of the Baylor Institute for Air Science, who was one of Robert’s professors.

Copyright 2018 KXXV. All right reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

    GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:41:36 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:44:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

    More >>

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

    More >>
  • Blind man scuffles with AZ police officer in restroom

    Blind man scuffles with AZ police officer in restroom

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:24:03 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:39:35 GMT

    A blind man in Phoenix recently got into a fight with a police officer in a public restroom.

    More >>

    A blind man in Phoenix recently got into a fight with a police officer in a public restroom.

    More >>
  • Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

    Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:06:01 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:38:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Jesus Funes, 19-months, cries as his mother, Diva Funes, both immigrants from Honduras, holds him after being escorted back to Reynosa, Mexico, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The family, who was seeking asylum, said they were tol...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Jesus Funes, 19-months, cries as his mother, Diva Funes, both immigrants from Honduras, holds him after being escorted back to Reynosa, Mexico, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The family, who was seeking asylum, said they were tol...

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says.

    More >>

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly