One Killed in East Texas Plane Crash

WELLS (Staff/AP) – One person has been killed in a southern Cherokee County plane crash. The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash occurred shortly before 10:00 Monday night. The victim has been identified as John Thomas Steeper, 64, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Steeper was alone, flying from Houston to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The FAA reports indicate that the plane was destroyed. The Department of Public Safety says the crash site was just over a mile west of Wells. The plane’s charred wreckage wasn’t discovered until just before midnight. The cause of the fiery crash is still under investigation.

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