THOMSON, Ga. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Texas man has been identified as one of two pilots killed in the October 5 crash of a business jet in Georgia.
According to the McDuffie County Coroners Office, Claude Duchesne, 63, of El Paso, Texas; and Raymond Bachman, 73, of Arizona, died in the crash.READ MORE: Gardening 101: Consider Adding Ornamental Tree For Texas Arbor Day
The plane went down Tuesday morning in a field, The Augusta Chronicle reported.
National Transportation Safety Board officials said the aircraft was a Dassault Falcon 20.READ MORE: National Juneteenth Museum Coming To Fort Worth
Sheriff’s deputies were notified of a missing plane around 6:30 a.m., McDuffie County sheriff’s Maj. Ronnie Williamson said. They searched the area and found the wreckage in the field.
The plane appeared to have been heading to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport.
Federal Aviation Administration officials said the plane was flying from Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas.MORE NEWS: Texas Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Sexual Exploitation Of Missing Boy
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