UPDATE: This information was obtained from the Quinlan-Tawakoni News:
“Department of Public Safety Trooper Kyle Bradford released the names of the victims at 6:55 tonight. They are airport owner Walter Meziere, 54, of Quinlan and Joe Livingston, 49, of McKinney.
Justice of the Peace David McNabb, shown referring to his notes, pronounced the men dead at the scene at 4 p.m. Dispatch received the call at 12:59 p.m. Emergency personnel were notified the plane had crashed off the runway engulfed in flames.
Trooper Bradford confirmed the accident and stated the plane crashed for a yet undetermined reason “into a grassy area located on CR 3511. It has been confirmed that the pilot and passenger did not survive.”
The accident occurred a short distance from the Rockin’ M Airport, located on County Road 3511 off FM 2101, the road that runs by Boles Home, about a mile east of State Highway 34. A home was located nearby.
Judge McNabb said cause of the crash was potentially engine failure. He quoted a witness as saying the engine stalled before it went down.
McNabb said the bodies were taken to the Southwest Medical Examiner in Dallas for autopsy.“
Two people were confirmed dead at the scene of a small engine aircraft wreck this afternoon in Quinlan.
The crash happened just north of CR 2101 on CR 3511 near the Boles ISD Campus.
DPS officers at the scene reported there were two people aboard the small engine craft. It is not currently known where the plane originated from and the identities of the individuals have not been released. Sources report that controllers at the Majors Field Municipal airport received the distress signal moments before the plane went down.
We will publish more information as it becomes available from Texas DPS who is leading the investigation.