Friday night's severe weather in Hale County may have contributed to a plane crash.  Just after 10:30pm, KAMC News reported that three people were killed in a plane crash in Plainview. Hale County, and Plainview, were in the midst of thunderstorms when the crash occurred.

As of 12:30am, Saturday morning, the identities of those killed in the crash had not been released.

The FAA filled in the some of the blanks concerning the crash with a statement released to local media:

A single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza crashed while departing from Hale County Airport in Plainview, Texas, around 9:15 p.m. Friday. Local authorities reported that the aircraft was destroyed by fire after the crash.
According to a flight plan filed by the pilot, the aircraft was flying from Plainview to San Antonio with three people on board.

 

Please contact local law enforcement for all information on the occupants.

 

FAA investigators, as well as the National Transportation Board, have been notified and will be arriving at the crash site as soon as possible. The tail number of the aircraft will be released after it is verified by investigators.

 

The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation, as well as all updates on its progress.

Meteorologist Ron Roberts reported that his Plainview live weather site received peak wind gusts for the night around 9:28pm. The FAA will continue their investigation on Saturday.