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Public Relations Officer – Sgt. Bennie Boles
Plane crash occupants identified
At 9:00 am Sunday morning, July 15, 2018, the La Porte Police Department received a report of a downed aircraft, in the approximate 11,000 block of North H Street.
There are two confirmed fatalities. The occupants of the aircraft were positively identified by the Harris County Medical Examiner to be, 93-year-old John Stewart Boyd and 64-year-old Gary Stewart Boyd. Both men are from The Woodlands.
The small experimental aircraft was approaching from the northeast side of the La Porte Municipal Airport when it went down in a pipeline easement. No ground structures were damaged or other persons injured.
The La Porte Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are supporting the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as they continue their investigation.