2 killed when plane crashes along Texas service road

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(AP GRAPHICSBANK)

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when a small plane crashed along a highway service road in North Texas shortly after taking off.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the single-engine Wheeler Express CT crashed Monday afternoon about a mile west of the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, located in the city just west of Dallas.

Grand Prairie Fire Chief Robert Fite said the plane hit a pickup truck traveling on the service road, but that person was only slightly injured.

Fite said the plane caught fire after coming to rest in a grassy area near a Sonic drive-in restaurant.


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