Update: The plane that crashed at Coulter Field in Bryan on Sunday, killing three people, has been identified as a Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, a high-performance plane that was built in 1961. The tail number is N7469P.
The plane is registered to a private owner from Oklahoma.
The lone survivor of the crash remains in critical condition and is being treated at CHI St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, according to Bryan Police Department spokesman Kole Taylor. Identities of the people on board at the time of the crash have yet to be released as authorities are still trying to notify family mem bers, Taylor said.
Three people were killed and one was injured in an airplane crash at Coulter Field Airport in Bryan just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Bryan police said.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a press release at 3:30 p.m. indicating the plane was a single-engine Piper PA24 with four people aboard.
Bryan Police Department spokesman Kole Taylor said that in addition to the three fatalities, a fourth individual suffered critical injuries and was taken to a hospital via helicopter.
Taylor said Bryan police would be securing the scene at the south end of the runway until FAA investigators arrive early Monday.
The FAA said it will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, with the NTSB set to be in charge of the investigation.
No identities have been released, Taylor said. He said Wallis Road is open but a private road near the airport is closed off.