Residents heard aircraft
According to reports from nearby residents, they heard the plane flying low near the crash site. After the plane passed overhead they heard what sounded like the engine shutting down followed by the sound of a crash.
Police have not confirmed that the deceased was the pilot. They have also not confirmed that the pilot the plane was registered to was actually piloting the plane. They have revealed that the plane is registered to Geary D. Gearn of Hereford, Texas. A report from a television station in Texas, the plane was flying from Minnesota to Amarillo.