DNA, dental evidence needed to ID victims of fiery area plane crash

Published: Apr. 9, 2016 at 8:03 PM CDT
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DNA and dental evidence will be used to identify the victims of a fiery weekend plane crash between Taylor and Granger, Department of Public Safety Trooper D.L. Wilson said Tuesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the DPS are investigating the crash of the twin-engine turboprop Saturday morning.

A preliminary FAA report indicates two people were aboard the plane, which seats as many as seven or eight, but Wilson said Tuesday the number aboard has not been confirmed.

The Aero Commander 690B crashed at around 9:45 a.m. Saturday near FM 1331 nine miles from Taylor after taking off from Georgetown airport on what was described as a training flight.

A witness heard the plane crash and told Williamson County Sheriff's deputies that it sounded as if the plane had engine trouble before it went down.

According to online FAA records, the plane, which was manufactured in 1978, was registered to a Georgetown man.