Carroll Noell Rather and Lee Fisher Floyd Die in Plane Crash
Two people flying a Russian-era aircraft are dead after it went down in a field in Combine Thursday morning.
The L-29 Delfin turbojet left Lancaster Municipal Airport and was on a pleasure flight. Before the crash, the pilot was not in contact with air traffic controllers and made no transmissions.
Texas Department of Public Safety public information officer trooper Lonnie Haschel confirmed the pilot was Carroll Noell Rather, 77, and Lee Fisher Floyd, 30, both of Dallas.
There were no survivors of the wreck.
The aircraft was built in 1971 and is owned by CNR Aircraft Inc. of Dallas, according to the FAA website.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will release more information about the crash soon.