Four people killed in small plane crash near Yoakum

The crash happened near CR 462 and FM 318 in Lavaca County.

YOAKUM COUNTY, Texas — Four people died and one was taken to the hospital after a small plane crash in Lavaca County.

The crash happened near CR 462 and FM 318 in Yoakum, Texas. The Yoakum Municipal Airport is within a mile of the plane crash site. 

The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that it is investigating the crash. The NTSB said it involves a Piper PA-46-350P aircraft.

“The Piper PA-46-350P aircraft near Yoakum, Texas was scheduled to land in Lavaca County but crashed in an open field around 10:50 a.m. today,” Texas DPS said. “Five occupants were inside the plane. Four died and one is in stable condition being treated at Citizens Medical in Victoria, Texas.”

A KENS 5 crew is on the way to Yoakum to gather more information.

This is a developing story and further details will be added as they are received. Check back to this article for updates.

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