Update: Plane crash leaves community in mourning

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A deadly plane crash that happened on Thursday late morning claimed the lives of two people.

According to the Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office, 56-year-old, Kelle Hein and 19-year-old Robert Christopher Marshall are the two victims who were involved in the accident.

According to officials, a Twin Piper Airplane went down on Thursday at around 10:30 a.m. and was engulfed in flames on the runway of the airport.

Preliminary reports say the pilot noticed that smoke was coming out of the aircraft and immediately contacted officials. That’s when the pilot attempted to land the aircraft.

The aircraft went nose first on the runway, which is when the plane completely caught fire.

Authorities are still investigating the actual cause of the incident.

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A small plane crash claimed the lives of two people on Thursday morning.

Operations at the Laredo International Airport were suspended due to the aircraft accident.

According to officials, a Twin Piper Airplane went down on Thursday at around 10:30 a.m. and was engulfed in flames on the runway of the airport.

Preliminary reports say the pilot noticed that smoke was coming out of the aircraft and immediately contacted officials. That’s when the pilot attempted to land the aircraft.

The aircraft went nose first on the runway, which is when the plane completely caught fire.

Authorities are still investigating the actual cause of the incident.

Police have not released the identity of the individuals that were involved in the accident. They are still pending notification of next of kin.

The Laredo International Airport says they are now up and running since suspending operations since the accident.