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Crash of small plane in Texas kills five

December 20, 2011 |  4:44 am

A small plane traveling from Georgia to Texas crashed after encountering rough weather Monday evening, killing five people

Five people, including a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy, were killed Monday night when a small plane headed from Georgia to Waco, Texas, crashed near its destination.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Piper Saratoga took off from an airfield south of the city, stopped in Jackson, Miss., then ran into bad weather in Texas.

Three adults -- two men and a woman -- were also killed in the crash. Four of the dead were from the Atlanta area. The pilot was from Texas, the newspaper reported.

The names of the dead were withheld pending notification of their families.

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Photo: A 1980 photo of a Piper Saratoga. Credit: Associated Press

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