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2 dead after plane crashes in Falls County

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Apr 05, 2022

MARLIN, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead after a plane crashed near the Marlin airport, according to city officials.

Falls County Judge Jay Elliott confirmed a man and a woman were killed in the crash. No identities were immediately available, according to DPS Sgt. Ryan Howard.

The six-seat aircraft was en route from Houston Executive Airport to Waco Regional Airport when it went down just before 1 p.m. near Marlin Airport, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) short of its destination, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

Cedric Davis, City Manager for the City of Marlin, said the crash happened at around 12:43 p.m. on Tuesday in a pasture across the street from the airport.

Falls County Sheriff Joe Lopez said the plane overshot its landing, ending up in the field and said it did not catch fire.

The aircraft crashed about 70 yards (65 meters) from the end of the airport’s lone runway, said Marlin City Manager Cedric Davis.

No cause was immediately determined. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.