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Pilot killed identified, 5 passengers remain in hospital after plane crash in Madisonville

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Posted at 6:39 AM, Jun 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 17:35:24-04

MADISONVILLE, TX — On June 14, Sgt. Ruiz of Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the identity of the deceased pilot to be Apolo Diaz, a 68-year-old male from Kansas City, Missouri.

Sgt. Ruiz also confirmed that three passengers are currently receiving treatment in Bryan/College Station area hospitals, while one is currently being treated in Temple and another in Houston.

Original Story:

The FAA and NTSB are investigating, after a deadly overnight plane crash in Madisonville.

According to Madisonville's Chief of Police, dispatch received a call about the crash around 12 a.m. Monday.

Officers arrived at the Madisonville Regional Airport to find a single small-engine plane had crashed about 200 feet from the landing strip.

Police say say six people were on board the plane. The victim who died has been identified as the pilot.

Continue to stick with KRHD News, as we bring you the latest on this developing story.

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