- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Authorities say one person has been killed in the fiery crash of a single-engine plane into a West Texas field.

The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Monday morning just west of Odessa and one person died. Further details on the victim weren’t immediately available.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane was registered to a company that does aerial patrols for oil pipelines and production fields.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the pilot of the Cessna 172 failed to check in with dispatchers. Lunsford says the company then sent a search plane and staff on board discovered the wreckage. Lunsford says the plane that crashed was destroyed by fire.

Further details weren’t immediately available.

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