No Survivors Recovered Yet in East Texas Plane Crash - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

4/22/08--East Texas

No Survivors Recovered Yet in East Texas Plane Crash

 

The Sabine County Sheriff's Office spent most of Tuesday evening sorting through the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the Toledo Bend Reservoir. 

There were reportedly three people on board, but none of them had been recovered as of 11PM Tuesday. A spokesperson with the regional FAA office says air traffic controllers sent out a bulletin that the plane was missing about 3:55 Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after, they received a 9-1-1 telephone call saying a plane had crashed into the Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Multiple agencies were involved in the recovery effort, as search and rescue reportedly set up headquarters in the Indian Mounds community, East of Hemphill off of FM 3382. The plane, reportedly an SR22, is listed as belonging to Mcair LLC of West Memphis, Arkansas. It was traveling from Tupelo, Mississippi on its way to David Wayne Hooks Airport in the Houston area. The FAA and the NTSB have been involved in the investigation.  

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