Two dead in plane crash at border of Kaufman, Ellis counties

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WFAA

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 2:06 AM

DALLAS - A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says two people died in a small-engine aircraft crash Thursday morning at the border of Kaufman and Ellis counties beside the Trinity River. 

Little was left of the plane at the site where it crashed, leaving behind a large line of scorched earth and scattered wreckage. Firefighters arrived at the scene, using hoses to extinguish hot spots in the debris of the wreckage.

Lancaster Assistant City Manager Mauldin Robertson said a plane failed to return to the Lancaster Airport Thursday. 

The identity of the pilot hasn't been released. Lynn Lunsford, spokesman for the FAA, said he was not in contact with air traffic controllers and did not file a flight log. Lumsford said it's possible the small aircraft wasn't flying high enough to require it. 

Lunsford said the plane is a Czech-made L-29 Delfin.

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