Updated Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. CDT
Updated Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 8:53 a.m. CDT
The Federal Aviation Administration says nobody on board apparently survived. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said Tuesday that the wreckage is badly burned and officials aren't sure how many people the Cessna 421 carried.
Searchers located the wreckage Monday night near Wells in Cherokee County.
The FAA says the plane was en route from West Houston Airport to Tulsa Riverside Airport when controllers lost contact with the aircraft around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Officials believe the pilot was trying to avoid bad weather near Cherokee County when the plane went off radar.
2:15 AM UPDATE:
David Hendry, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the plane crash has been located in a wooded area, off Cheeseland Road just inside Cherokee County near the city of Wells.
They said the debris was seen on Cheeseland Road, off Texas Highway 7, close to the Angelina and Cherokee County border.
A dispatcher with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said the incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. Monday and multiple agencies are looking for the crash site.
Since the site has not yet been found, officers are unsure if they are looking for a plane or if some sort of debris fell from the sky.