6 dead after small plane crashes in Kerrville, Texas

by Kim Boateng Posted on April 22nd, 2019

Kerrville, Texas: A small plane carrying has crashed near Kerrville Municipal Airport on Monday morning killing all six passengers, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said that the twin-engine Beechcraft BE58 plane crashed around 9.m. while it was preparing to land. The wreckage is located on off Sheppard Rees Road, which is about six miles northwest of the airport.

The flight had departed earlier in the morning from West Houston Airport.

Early reports from witnesses on the scene indicate the plane came to rest in a ravine not far from the 1700 block of the road, just outside Kerrville. Kerrville is about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio.

A message seeking comment from sheriff’s deputies in Kerr County was not immediately returned.

This is the second fatal small-plane crash in the past two days in the Texas Hill Country.

A crash Sunday afternoon near the air strip at the Shirley Williams Airport in Kingsland, about 50 miles northwest of Austin, killed two people.

Image: Beechcraft BE58

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