Pilot's wife dies in plane crash near Denton airport

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Posted on April 13, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Updated Sunday, Apr 13 at 12:17 PM

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DENTON —  A woman was killed and her husband and child were injured Saturday night when a small plane crashed northwest of Denton.

The single-engine Beechcraft went down north of the Denton Municipal Airport runway near Highway 380 just before 9:30 p.m.

The pilot made an emergency radio call saying he was losing oil pressure and needed to land, but he missed the runway and the plane crashed.

"I think he was in line with the runway at the airport before he crashed, because he's about 500 feet, 700 feet from the roadway," said Denton police spokesman Officer Orlando Hinojosa.

The pilot's wife was killed in the impact. Her husband and a young child survived with non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment.  No names were released.

Investigators were returning to the crash scene on Sunday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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