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Transportation Dallas pilot dies in deadly Austin crash

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Robert Francis
Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a North Texas pilot has been killed in the crash of a twin-engine plane while trying to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Austin police on Thursday identified the victim as 55-year-old David S. Anderson of Dallas.

The Piper Aerostar went down Wednesday afternoon in a city-owned field north of the airport.

Officials are trying to determine what caused the crash that sparked a brush fire. Authorities say Anderson did not indicate any trouble with the aircraft before the crash on a flight from Dallas.

 

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