The authorities confirmed that six people died in a plane crash in Kerrville, Texas, about 70 miles northwest of San Antonio. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the plane crashed on Monday morning during a landing attempt just before 9am.
The National Transportation Safety Bureau is now investigating the crash of a Beech BE58, a small twin-engine piston aircraft. According to FAA spokeswoman Lynn Lundsford, the plane crashed Monday morning in preparation for landing at Kerrville Municipal Airport, Kerrville, Texas.
The pilot and five people aboard the plane were all killed, said Sgt. Orlando Moreno, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. He said state police officers are securing the crash site for FAA and NTSB investigators.
The aircraft was registered with Jeffrey Weiss (65) from Houston, CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal reported on the CBS Evening News. He was in control of the plane when it crashed.
He was a pilot for over 40 years, donating his time to charities such as Angel Flights, which transport patients or medical supplies for children, Villarreal added.
Moreno identified the other victims as 55-year-olds. old Stuart Roben Kensinger, 54-year-old Angela Webb Kensinger, 58-year-old Mark Damien Scioneaux, 55-year-old Scott Reagan Miller and 45-year-old Marc Tellepsen, all from Houston.
Wreckage from The plane was about 6 miles from the airport. The flight was originally departed in the morning from West Houston Airport. The NTSB will be responsible for the further investigation.
Brian Pascus and Peter Martinez contributed to this report.