Three dead after small plane crash in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Officials said three people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed while attempting to land at San Antonio International Airport.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said the plane went down around 6.30pm last Sunday in a commercial district about a mile west of the airport. Hood said the plane had taken off from Sugar Land, southwest of Houston, and was headed to Boerne when it experienced engine trouble and diverted to San Antonio. Boerne is located about 50 kilometres north of the city.

Hood said flight logs indicated there were three people on board the aircraft.

The Federal Aviation Administration said investigators are heading to the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation.

Officials said no structures were damaged in the crash and no other injuries were reported.