3 dead in plane crash on Lubbock-Amarillo flight

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Associated Press

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:17 AM

AMARILLO — Emergency personnel have located the burned remains of a single-engine  plane that crashed in the Texas Panhandle -- killing all three people on board.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers found the wreckage Monday morning about 2 miles east of Amarillo after heavy fog lifted.

Sr. Trooper Chris Ray says investigators are trying to determine if weather played a role. Forecasters say conditions were foggy when the Beechcraft went off radar around 1:30 a.m. CST Monday. The wreckage was found nearly six hours later in a lakebed.

The pilot was in contact with air traffic controllers in Albuquerque, N.M., while trying to land at Tradewind Airport in Amarillo, then switching to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

Names of the victims weren't immediately released. The plane is registered in Naples, Fla

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