Plane Crash Killed Three Wednesday, Weather Might Be Factor

Officials with the Department of Public safety confirmed that a plane crashed Wednesday afternoon in Cochran County near Morton, killing three people.
LUBBOCK, TX -- Officials with the Department of Public safety confirmed that a plane crashed Wednesday afternoon in Cochran County near Morton, killing three people. DPS was not able to release names Wednesday night or provide other details.

Officials lost contact with the plane sometime around 4:50 pm. Although no official cause for the crash has been determined there was bad weather at the time in Cochran County.

“There was a severe storm at the time of that aircraft mishap,” said meteorologist Matt Ziebell with the Lubbock office of National Weather Service. “It could have produced any conditions of wind or turbulence.”

It was a single-engine plane headed from Aspen Colorado to Brenham, Texas.
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