Bryan police release names in deadly plane crash, survivor remains in critical condition
The plane crashed on the south end of the runway Sunday at Coulter Airfield in Bryan.
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Bryan Police have confirmed the names of three people who died in Sunday’s plane crash at Coulter Airfield in Bryan.
According to a press release, David Walker, 54, Tamara Walker, 51, and Victoria Walker, 21, died in the crash.
Sources confirm they were a father, mother, and their daughter, who was a senior at Texas A&M University.
Police have yet to confirm the name of the lone survivor of the crash, who is also a student at Texas A&M. The injured person remains in critical condition. It’s unclear his relation to the family.
The FAA says the plane is a single-engine Piper PA24 and it went down shortly before 2:30 p.m. The FAA tells KBTX it will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate and the NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.
It’s still unclear who currently owns the plane and we don’t know where the flight originated nor where exactly the family was headed.
Bryan police tell KBTX they will secure the scene until federal aviation investigators arrive on site on Monday morning. The public is being asked to avoid the area.
Just after 4:00 p.m., emergency officials announced they would be closing a private road off Wallis Road on the south side of the airport to all traffic. Wallis Road will remain open at this time.
Those living near the scene tell KBTX they saw the plane flying at a very low altitude right before the crash. One resident near the airport said the crash sounded like a loud “car crash”.
After the FAA inspects the scene, a preliminary crash report should be issued by the NTSB in the coming weeks. It could indicate what may have caused the plane to go down. It will sometimes take several months before a final report is completed.
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