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West Texas Plane Crash Kills One

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

One person was killed in a small plane accident that happened in West Texas.

Details about the Fatal Accident 

KXXV News is reporting that, according to troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, one person was killed in a small airplane crash that happened in Ector County.

Troopers have stated that 46-year-old Ray Chennault, was flying the small plane east when he crashed the Cessna 150 into a concrete silo. Ray Chennault was from Goldsmith, and he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Authorities have stated that they responded to the scene of the accident on Wednesday evening just before 11 p.m. to calls about an aircraft accident in West Odessa, near the Cemex plant that is located at 16501 West Murphy Street.  

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration are continuing their investigation into the accident at this time.

Important Information about General Aviation Accidents

According to an article from the New York Times, there are many wrongful deaths of people involved in small, private plane crashes every year in the United States:

  • Between 2008 and 2012, there were 7,502 general aviation accidents in the United States.
  • For general aviation aircraft, there are about seven accidents per 100,000 flight hours in the United States.
  • To compare, there were no fatal accidents involved commercial aviation aircraft.


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