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Six Dead in Tragic Hill Country Plane Crash at Kerrville

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Six people have perished in a plane crash in Kerrville, Texas. The tragic crash took place as the plane was attempting a landing at Kerrville Municipal Airport just before 9 a.m. on Monday morning, April 22. An official investigation is currently being conducted by the National Transportation Safety Bureau. Witnesses say the plane went down in a “ravine off the road.” The crash site is located on a private ranch.

The small, twin-engine craft was a Beech BE58. According to officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the pilot was killed along with five passengers. The plane’s point of departure earlier Monday morning was West Houston Airport. The wreckage is located six miles from Kerrville Municipal Airport, and the crash site is being secured for the investigators.

Six Dead in Tragic Hill Country Plane Crash at Kerrville

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This crash marks the second such tragedy in the Hill Country in the span of only two short days. Another fatal crash occurred on Easter Sunday near the airstrip of the Shirley Williams Airport in Kingsland, Texas, killing two people.

Though officials have yet to say whether weather conditions played a role in the Kerrville crash, meteorologists report low clouds and overcast skies on Monday morning, along with 13 mph winds and wind gusts of 20 mph.

UPDATE: The identities of the pilot and passengers have been released by officials. The pilot was Jeffrey Carl Weiss, 65, of Houston (a personal wealth manager and experienced private pilot). The passengers were as follows (according to click2houston.com): Stuart Roben Kensinger, 55, of Houston, Angela Webb Kensinger, 54, of Houston, Mark Damien Scioneaux, 58, of Houston, Scott Reagan Miller, 55, of Houston, Marc Tellepsen, 45, of Houston. ABC13 reports that Scioneaux was the husband of Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch.