Authorities Investigate Fatal Levelland Plane Crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/23/06

Authorities Investigate Fatal Levelland Plane Crash

Tuesday morning Federal Aviation Investigators are looking into a deadly plane crash in Levelland. NewsChannel 11's Suleika Acosta reports from the scene. The plane went down just after 6 p.m. Monday near the Levelland airport. The pilot had just taken off in a 1965 Cessna when moments later the plane took a nose dive into a nearby field, just feet from the runway. Authorities believe the two victims died on impact.

Those men are Lubbock Flight Instructor Dennis Michaels and his flight student Anad Paul Quadros from India. We did some research and according to the FAA web site, the plane is registered in North Carolina. We're told the pilot, Dennis Michaels, frequently flew out of the Levelland Airport.

At this point investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the plane to crash but witnesses say strong winds may have contributed.  Just two weeks ago, a student pilot received minor injuries when his plane flipped upside down while landing at the same airport. Tuesday morning remains were still on the ground. Authorities will return to the scene to continue in their investigation.

5/22/06
Two Killed in Levelland Plane Crash
Federal Aviation investigators are on their way to the scene of a deadly plane crash in Levelland.The plane went down just after 6:30 p.m. Monday near the Levelland airport.

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