A single-engine Cessna 182 crashed into a field north of Rockwall Airport Thursday afternoon, killing two people on board.
The plane came down in a field just north of Ralph M. Hall Rockwall Airport, north of Texas 66, where it apparently overturned and started a small fire at about 1 p.m.
Two people were onboard the aircraft were killed in the crash, Rockwall police said. The victims were identified Tuesday as 75-year-old Donald L. Wehmeyer and 67-year-old Curtis G. Robertson Jr., both of Abilene.
There were several emergency vehicles in the immediate area, including a fire truck with a fire hose stretched adjacent to the crash. There was no active fire when Texas Sky Ranger flew over the crash Thursday afternoon.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
Texas 66 appears to be closed between Farm-to-Market Road 3549 on the east and John King Boulevard to the west.