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Texas plane crash leaves six people dead

The twin-engine craft went down as it approached Kerrville Municipal Airport.

Six people died when their small airplane crashed as it was trying to land in central Texas on Monday, authorities said.

The twin-engine craft went down at about 9 a.m. as it approached Kerrville Municipal Airport, about 70 miles northwest of San Antonio, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The victims, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, are Jeffery Carl Weiss, the pilot, 65; Stuart Roben Kensinger, 55; Angela Webb Kensinger, 54; Mark Damien Scioneaux, 58; Scott Reagan Miller, 55; and Marc Tellepsen, 45. They were all from Houston.

Wreckage was spotted on Sheppard Rees Road, which is about six miles northwest of the airport, NBC affiliate WOAI of San Antonio reported.

The Beechcraft BE 58 plane had taken off from West Houston Airport, about 240 miles east, according to the FAA.