Authorities ID 3rd person killed in San Antonio plane crash

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration inspect and gather information at the scene of a small private plane crashed on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in San Antonio. Multiple were killed Sunday when the single-engine plane crashed on a city street one block away from a residential area while attempting to land at San Antonio International Airport, authorities said. (Bob Owen/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 71-year-old woman from a Houston suburb was the third person killed when a single-engine plane crashed into a commercial part of San Antonio, authorities said Wednesday.

Maureen Garrow, of Spring, was flying with 38-year-old pilot Robert Tyson Womble and 22-year-old college student Eric Naranjo Sunday when their plane went down following a reported engine failure, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

The trio were flying from the Houston area to Boerne, a community about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north west of San Antonio, when Womble reportedly told air traffic controllers their Piper Comanche’s engine had failed. He can be heard on an air traffic control recording calmly requesting a runway to land the plane on before it slammed into the ground about a mile (1.6 kilometers) west of the city’s airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.