6 people killed in a small plane crash in Texas

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the names of the six people who died in a plane crash in Kerrville, Texas

Pilot Geoffrey Carl Weiss, 65 years old; Stuart Robin Kensinger, 55 years old; Angela Webb Kensinger, 54; Mark Damien Syoneaux, 58; Scott Reagan Miller, 55 years old; And Mark Tilpsen, 45, was killed in their twin-engine Beechcraft BE58 while preparing to land at Kerrville Municipal Airport.

All six from Houston.

Authorities said all six people on board a small plane were killed when the plane crashed into the rocky hills of a ranch in central Texas as it prepared to land.

The twin-engine plane crashed just before 9 a.m. as it was approaching an airport in Kerrville; a city located 70 miles northwest of San Antonio, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Lyn Lonsford.

The sergeant said the pilot and five other people on board were all killed. Orlando Moreno, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson. The names of the individuals were not disclosed. State law enforcement officials secured the crash site before investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board arrived.

Lonsford said the Beechcraft B58 took off from an airport outside Houston and crashed about 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Kerville Municipal Airport. He said the flight was not a scheduled trade route.

According to Federal Aviation Administration records, the aircraft that was shot down was manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft Corporation in 1999 and was jointly owned by it.

The cause of the accident has not been determined. There was a low layer of broken clouds but no rain in the area around the airport at the time of the accident, according to National Meteorologist Corey Van Pelt.

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