Cedar Hill Couple Killed In Plane Crash Near College Station

COLLEGE STATION (AP) – Authorities say two people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed into an apartment complex parking lot in College Station.

The Federal Aviation Administration says that the single-engine plane crashed around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night as it approached the airport.

The Rockwell Aero Commander had left Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport en route to Galveston, but the pilot told air traffic controllers he needed to land in College Station because of fuel problems.

A Texas Department of Public Safety dispatcher on Sunday identified the two people killed as 57-year-old pilot John Thomas Holmstrom and 48-year-old passenger Katherine Ruth Holmstrom. Both were from Cedar Hill.

The Bryan College-Station Eagle reports that the plane crashed into a Honda Civic. The car’s owner, Trevon Odom, says his car is now undriveable.

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One Comment

  1. melvin says:

    first off i wan’t to say i’m very sorry for the families of these lost lives … sometimes these reporters need to think before they write .. i’m sure everyone that reads that a plane crashed into a car is smart enough to know the car will not be drivable without you printing it . if you don’t have anything better to report go out and find something .. that is not news ..

  2. Brian says:

    I agree completely with Melvin…. not only were John and Kathy friends of mine, but I was a journalism major in college and have seen several stories finished with that last line, “that the car was undriveable”. That is FAR from what is important OR newsworthy, and is poorly worded at best. RIP John and Kathy, you were a fun and adventurous couple and will be missed.

  3. j rodriguez says:

    Who cares about the man’s car and that is undriveable. Two people lost their lives so get over it car owner. Just be thankful you were in it. And cant believe that was even published. How petty!!!

  4. Timmy says:

    You should have closed with something like, “Lucklly, no one on the ground was injured.”

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