Reptinted from KHOU.com.  By KHOU.com Staff & AP

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Tuesday’s deadly airplane crash in Brazoria County.

Two men were killed in the crash near the San Bernard River.

Their single-engine aircraft crashed about 10 a.m. in the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge near the intersection of Farm Road 2611 and County Road 306.

The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the pilot as 63-year-old David Leining of Santa Fe, who owned the Piper PA-32-300. DPS Trooper Stephen Woodard said the identity of his passenger was being withheld until relative can be notified.

The NTSB and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

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