Details are slowly being uncovered about a single engine plane that was discovered to have crashed southeast of the Navasota Airport runway Sunday morning February 28th. Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell says it was first spotted shortly before 10 by the pilot of another craft enroute here from Bryan, who radioed his discovery to Easterwood airport.
Calling it sad and horrific, Sowell tells Navasota News the site revealed the remains of a single-engine, four-passenger craft and the bodies of two adults and two children.
So far, a search of the tail number of the downed craft has confirmed it to be a cirrus model sr-20 that had departed David Wayne Hooks Airport in Houston, shortly after 8 Sunday morning. Dead are, the 67-year-old pilot Russell Reina of Houston, co-pilot 53-year-old Amjad Sultan, also of Houston, and passengers 11-year-old Jessicka and 7-year-old Erika Argueta. Early Sunday morning weather conditions included sustained southerly winds of around 15 miles an hour, gusting to 25.
Navasota News is closely following as this story unfolds and will have updates for you as more information becomes available, here at 15-50 am and www.navasotanews.com