Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 27, 2012

No apparent survivors in East Texas plane crash


Associated Press

WELLS — Investigators will examine the charred wreckage of a twin-engine plane that crashed in an East Texas field while flying from Houston to Oklahoma.

The Federal Aviation Administration says nobody on board apparently survived. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said Tuesday that the wreckage is badly burned and officials aren't sure how many people the Cessna 421 carried.

Searchers located the wreckage Monday night near Wells, about 140 miles northeast of Houston.

The FAA says the plane was en route from West Houston Airport to Tulsa Riverside Airport when controllers lost contact with the aircraft around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Officials believe the pilot was trying to avoid bad weather near Cherokee County when the plane went off radar.

Further details on the plane's owner were not immediately available.