- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

LEXINGTON, Texas (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine what caused a skydiving school plane to stall and crash in Central Texas, killing the pilot.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday identified the victim as 32-year-old Christopher Colly Lyons, of Lexington.

DPS says the accident happened Sunday night near an airfield in Lexington, about 45 miles east of Austin.

Trooper Robbie Barrera says the pilot was attempting to land when the Cessna 182-A, a single-engine plane operated by Austin Skydiving Center, stalled and crashed. Barrera says the plane went down on private property.

Investigators had no immediate information on whether any skydivers had been on board just prior to the accident.

A message left with Austin Skydiving Center wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday.


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