- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A student pilot and a flight instructor were killed when the small aircraft they were flying crashed shortly after takeoff from a South Texas airport.

A Federal Aviation Administration statement says the single-engine Zenair CH2000 crashed shortly after takeoff just before 7 p.m. Monday just south of the main runway at McAllen Miller International Airport.

McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez says both occupants were killed in the fiery crash. No identities have been released.

Rodriguez says the aircraft was practicing takeoffs and landings at the airport when it crashed.

No other injuries or damage were reported.



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