Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

DPS: Two Dead in Parmer County Plane Crash Sunday Evening

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Nellie Chapman | 17 April, 2018, 05:01

The winds Sunday night in Crozet would have been enough to buffet the small plane, but the fixed-wing aircraft is created to fly though severe turbulence.

There has been no word on what caused the plane to go down.

Virginia State Police say the lone person aboard a small plane was killed when the aircraft crashed.

A ground search was conducted, and a DPS aircraft located the plane around eight miles west of Friona.

They have been identified as 25-year-old Clayton Sides of Dimmitt and 25-year-old Thomas Jacob Hefner of Bovina.

The FAA said the victims were reported to be a flight instructor and a student.

The crash remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. The FAA and NTSB have both been notified. We will update the story as more information becomes available.