Pilot dies in East Texas crash of small airplane

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Associated Press

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM

BULLARD (AP) - Investigators say a pilot has been killed in the crash of his small plane in an East Texas neighborhood.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday identified the victim as 51-year-old Stephen Annis of Huntsville.

DPS says the plane went down Wednesday afternoon in a subdivision in the Bullard area, about 100 miles southeast of Dallas.

Authorities say Annis was alone during the crash in a wooded area near Lake Palestine. Pieces of wreckage were scattered among the trees and on a road.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash.

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