Two dead in Fredericksburg plane crash

Two dead in Fredericksburg plane crash

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Authorities in Fredericksburg say two were killed in a plane crash nearly two miles from a local airport on Thursday afternoon.

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The Associated Press

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Updated Thursday, May 9 at 8:17 PM

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a small plane has crashed less than a mile from the runway of a Texas Hill Country airport, killing both people aboard.

The Texas Department of Public Safety was notified shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday that a Cessna 182 went down near Fredericksburg, about 60 miles north of San Antonio.

Fredericksburg city spokeswoman Juli Bahlinger says the aircraft crashed in a pasture near the city’s airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine plane had departed Spinks Airport in Fort Worth.

A DPS report lists the identities of the dead as 43-year-old Donald Frosch and 41-year-old Jeane Frosch, both of Mansfield.

Investigators for the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are en route to the scene.

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