Killeen plane crash victim identified as Belton man, FAA investigating

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KILLEEN, Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash in Killeen Sunday afternoon as 60-year-old Bradley Marzari, of Belton.

Federal Aviation Administration investigators will take the lead in determining what led to the crash. The aircraft came down into Yowell Private Ranch, near the intersection of Stagecoach Road and East Trimmier Road. No property on the ground was damaged.

FOX44 reached out to his wife Gaby Marzari, who told us she is not ready to talk at the moment. She understandably wants to be left with family and friends.

Since the crash, many have reached out to her on Facebook to share their condolences – some reflecting on the times they worked with Brad.

A man who stated he was a friend of Brad’s stopped at the scene, but he was not ready to talk about it.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board spent most of the day at the scene taking pictures and investigating the crashed plane before it was carried away by a tow truck.

The aircraft was identified through its tail number as a 1960 model Focke-Wulf FWP 149D single-engine fixed-wing plane. Marzari was the only occupant of the aircraft when it went down.

The flight had originated at the New Braunfels Regional Airport and was headed to Skylark Field in Killeen.

As of now, the reason the plane crashed has not been identified.

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