Two confirmed dead in small plane crash

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EXTINGUISHING the last of the flames on a downed air-craft Thursday afternoon, May 9, are two firefighters with the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department. The single-engine, fixed-wing airplane was reportedly carrying two passengers, who were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in a field off Hollmig Lane about one mile from Friendship Lane in Fredericksburg.

Update: The two people who died in a small airplane crash in a field near the 1200 block of Hollmig Lane at 1:25 p.m. yesterday, May 9, have been identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety as Donald Frosch, 44, and his wife, Jeanne Frosch, 41, of Mansfield. The couple was reportedly flying from Fort Worth to the Gillespie County Airport and leaves behind a daughter. The Federal Aviation Administration continues to investigate.

Two unidentified passengers have died as a result of a small plane crash in a field off Hollmig Lane near Fredericksburg Thursday afternoon, May 9.  

The crash, which involved a Cessna 182 Skylane single-engine, fixed wing aircraft, happened around 1:25 p.m. The plane was fully engulfed in flames — though it has yet to be determined whether the fire originated before or after the crash — and Fredericksburg Fire Department members were able to extinguish it within moments of arriving on scene.

Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board officials are en route to the investigation. Also coordinating efforts on scene were the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericksburg Police Department, Fredericksburg EMS, City of Fredericksburg Emergency Management and Texas Department of Public Safety officers. Justice of the Peace Louis Rech responded to the incident to pronounce the passengers deceased.

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