2 Killed in Plane Crash Near College Station

Monday, May 30, 2011  |  Updated 11:34 AM CDT
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2 Killed in Plane Crash Near College Station

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Authorities say two people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed into an apartment complex parking lot in College Station.

The Federal Aviation Administration says that the single-engine plane crashed around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night as it approached the airport.

The Rockwell Aero Commander had left Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport en route to Galveston, but the pilot told air traffic controllers he needed to land in College Station because of fuel problems.

A Texas Department of Public Safety dispatcher on Sunday identified the two people killed as 57-year-old pilot John Thomas Holmstrom and 48-year-old passenger Katherine Ruth Holmstrom. Both were from Cedar Hill.

The Bryan College-Station Eagle reports that the plane crashed into a Honda Civic. The car's owner, Trevon Odom, says his car is now undriveable

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