AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — There are no survivors after a small plane carrying six passengers crashed near Kerrville Municipal Airport Monday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Federal Aviation Administration officials say the twin-engine Beechcraft plane crashed around 9 a.m. while it was preparing to land. It crashed about six miles northwest of the airport, killing the pilot and five passengers. Witnesses told the Kerrville Daily Times they saw the plane go down in a ravine off the road.
The plane took off from West Houston Airport earlier Monday morning.
Climatic conditions in the area around the time of the crash include low clouds and overcast skies, with 13 mph south winds and 20 mph gusts, according to KXAN Meteorologist David Yeomans. Officials have not said if the weather was a factor in the crash.
FAA investigators are on the way to the scene. In a briefing Monday afternoon, a Texas DPS representative said that the FAA was working to verify the identities of the deceased and would be contacting their families as soon as possible.
This is the second plane crash in Central Texas in 24 hours. Two people were killed in a small plane crash at the Shirley Williams Airport in Kingsland Sunday afternoon.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.