The pilot and lone occupant of a single-engine plane is dead after the aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday from Mesquite Municipal Airport, officials say.
The crash happened around 3:20 p.m. near the 15600 block of E. Highway 80 in Sunnyvale -- near the Dallas-Kaufman County line -- according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
The plane crashed shortly after it took off from the airport in Mesquite, the FAA said.
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The cause of the crash was not known Sunday night.