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Identity of pilot involved in fatal plane crash released

TX DPS officials say they found the downed plane Saturday near Hwy 43 just south of Karnack, TX. TX DPS officials say they found the downed plane Saturday near Hwy 43 just south of Karnack, TX.
KARNACK, TX (KLTV) -

Texas DPS officials have identified the pilot killed when his aircraft went down in stormy weather early Saturday morning in East Texas.

Officials say they found the body of 52-year old Jerome Jaquin of Mexico in the wreckage of the downed plane, which was located after an air and ground search in a heavily wooded area around 11 Saturday morning about 2 miles south of Karnack.

According to DPS troopers, the two engine plane took off from Dekalb, Illinois and was scheduled to land in Brownsville, Texas. Officials say it went down sometime overnight during the storms near Highway 43.

"According to the civil air patrol they said he lost his wings and engine approximately 12-thousand feet and plummeted down to the ground and into some trees," said Harrison County DPS trooper Cedric Grey.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety board are investigating the crash.

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