FAA: Small plane missing on Lubbock-Amarillo flight

Plane crash wreckage. Photo provided by DPS.

UPDATE: According to the Texas Department of Public Safety the missing plane has been found. It crash landed 2 miles north of Highway 60 in the area of FM 1912 and north Parsley. 3 people were killed in the crash.

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Searchers in the Texas Panhandle are trying to find a small plane that disappeared from radar while flying from Lubbock to Amarillo.

Emergency officials say the single-engine aircraft went missing early Monday about 2 miles east of Amarillo. The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot was in contact with air traffic controllers in Albuquerque, N.M., before the Beechcraft dropped off radar.

Patrick Rhodes with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport says the plane tried to land at Tradewind Airport in Amarillo, but aborted landing. Rhodes says the pilot then headed for the international airport but never arrived.

The National Weather Service says conditions were foggy at the time the plane disappeared around 1:30 a.m. CST Monday.

The FAA says the plane is registered in Naples, Fla.

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