San Antonio Plane Crash Kills Three

Three people died when their small aircraft crashed near San Antonio International Airport on Sunday night. Fire Chief Charles Hood said the twin-engine plane crashed in an industrial area killing all three people on board. Hood says the plane had taken off in Sugar Land and was on its way to Boerne when they developed engine problems. The pilot notified the San Antonio International Airport that they were going to divert to the airport to make an emergency landing, but they weren't able to make it to the airport before crashing.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the wreckage beside a street. No one on the ground was hurt. Firefighters have blocked off a wide area around the 600 block Rhapsody recovering any debris from the crash. Hood says "as tragic as it is, it could have been much worse" had the plane come down on busy Highway 281 nearby or into a business or apartment complex.

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