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3 Killed in Small Plane Crash In Plainview

Officials say a small plane crashed while leaving an airport in Plainview, killing the three people aboard.

The Federal Aviation Administration said late Friday that the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza crashed while departing from the Hale County Airport around 9:15 p.m. and that local authorities said the plane was destroyed by fire after the crash.

The FAA said according to a flight plan filed by the pilot, the aircraft was flying from Plainview to San Antonio with three people on board.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that Plainview Fire Chief Rusty Powers said three fatalities were confirmed and their names were being withheld until family members were notified.

The FAA said the National Transportation Safety Board would be in charge of the investigation and investigators had been notified. 

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