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2 dead after single-engine plane crash in Karnes County, launching federal investigation

The victims have been recognized as a 32-year-old Texas pilot and a male minor.

SAN ANTONIO — Federal transportation officers are investigating a Monday plane crash about 50 miles southeast of San Antonio that killed each folks onboard, together with the pilot, based on Texas Highway Patrol. 

The pilot was recognized as 32-year-old Carin Kopecki, a local of Hobson in Karnes County. The passenger was recognized solely as “a male minor.” 

The two have been aboard a single-engine Cessna plane that was making its solution to Kenedy Airport when it crashed whereas nearing its vacation spot round 3:30 p.m. A trigger wasn’t instantly supplied by authorities. 

First responders from the Karnes County Sheriff’s Office, Karnes County EMS and a number of native volunteer fireplace departments. 

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are conducting the investigation.

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