Two dead after plane crashes into Galveston Bay

Authorities say a vintage plane and two bodies were recovered in a lake near Chocolate Bay.

Officials responded to the area after a plane was reported down around noon Wednesday.

A charter fisherman reported seeing an older plane go down, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.

FAA spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said the plane was a vintage P-51 Mustang that took off from Galveston.

A Coast Guard helicopter from Houston and a boat from their station in Freeport recovered the plane and two bodies while searching the area near the southeast corner of Hall Lake.

The FAA said one pilot and one passenger were on board at the time of the crash.

Wreckage from the crash was found about 13 miles southwest of the Galveston airport in Galveston Bay.

The names of the victims was not immediately released.

Galveston police, along with several other agencies are investigating the crash.


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