Wreckage of missing plane found in south Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - The crash site of a plane carrying four people has been found in remote rural south Texas.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Manuel Garza said authorities are still making their way to the site north of Benavides. Garza could confirm no other details.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the plane was flying from Uvalde to Leesburg, Fla., when controllers at FAA's Houston Center noticed it was losing altitude.

Lunsford says the pilot reported the turbulence was making it difficult to maintain his altitude of 25,000 feet. Radio and radar contact was lost shortly thereafter.

Lunsford says there were storms in that area today.

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