Two people have died in a plane crash in Parmer County.

The plane crashed in a cornfield approximately eight miles west of Friona Sunday evening. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Experimental Challenger II aircraft took off from a private airstrip around 8 p.m. The DPS said the plane was reported missing around 10:30 p.m.

The downed aircraft was located around 1 a.m. Monday morning. The victims have been identified as 25-year-old Clayton Sides of Dimmitt and 25-year-old Jacob Hefner of Bovina. The FAA said the victims were reported to be a flight instructor and a student.

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