On Sunday, five people were killed in a crash of air ambulance at the west Texas airport. The ambulance crashed soon after its take off from the airport. Federal Aviation Administration disclosed that the plane was a twin-engine Cessna 421, and was headed to Midland.
The Texas Department of Public Safety revealed that a patient and his wife were on board along with a pilot and two nurses. The names of the deceased were patient Guy Richard Folger, 78 of Alpine and his wife called Mary Folger, 59. The dead also included flight nurses Tracy Chambers, 42, of Alpine and Sharon Falkener, 49, of Fort Davis and pilot Ted Caffarel, 59, of Beaumont.
The crash happened at about 12:15 a. m. about a mile east of Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport. The site of the crash was about 200 miles southeast of El Paso, Texas.
The public safety agency said that the plane had hit a rut and was trying to make an emergency landing, when it capsized and burnt.
Federal Aviation Administration revealed that the aircraft was registered to O'Hara Flying Service II LP of Amarillo.
The probe on the crash will be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board.