3 People Confirmed Dead After Plane Crash in Amarillo

The investigation begins into a plane crash that left three people dead in Amarillo, Texas, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (KVII/Steve Douglass)

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) – Three people are dead following an early Saturday morning plane crash near the Amarillo airport.

Emergency crews responded to this crash in the overnight hours near I-40 and Pullman Road.

Rico Aviation, an air ambulance service, posted on its Facebook page just before 4 a.m. confirming three of its crew members were killed in the crash.

Crews on scene told ABC 7 News the plane was taking off in severe weather when it crashed.

The National Transportation Safety Board confirms it’s now investigating the accident.

The NTSB says the aircraft was a Pilatus PC-12.