Five Killed in Texas Plane Crash
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) _ A twin-engine airplane attempting to land in heavy rain at an east Texas airport crashed Thursday night in thick woods, killing all five people aboard, police said.
The Piper Aerostar crashed shortly after 6 p.m. near Lake Nacogdoches, about eight miles west of the city.
The victims were identified as Jim Grisham, the pilot, Tim Owens and Joe Siedschlag, all of Hot Springs, Ark., Mary Angel, 36, and her 8-year-old son Thomas, both of Peachtree City, Ga.
The ages of the three men were not immediately available, said Pat Denman of the Texas Department of Public Safety in Lufkin. It was not immediately known who owned the plane, which crashed at A.L. Mangum Airport.
The plane was about six miles east of the airport when it crashed.
Nacogdoches is 151 miles southeast of Dallas.