VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (WTVA) -- Four people died in the crash of small plane that disappeared after departing from a regional airport near Roanoke, Texas on Saturday.
A Texas Department of Safety helicopter located the downed Beechcraft Bonanza late Saturday night in Van Zandt County.
The names of the deceased have not been released.
FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the Mississippi-bound aircraft took off Saturday morning from Northwest Regional Airport at about 9:40 a.m.
A search started after air traffic controllers lost radar and radio contact with the plane 25 miles southeast of Terrell in Kaufman County.
Federal regulators arrived at the crash site Sunday afternoon to begin their investigation.
The tail number of the single-engine plane belongs to Palm-L Aviation LLC.
The FAA said the plane was built in 1985.