3 crew members killed overnight in small plane crash

AMARILLO, TX (KAUZ) - Rico Aviation confirmed the loss of three crew members in a small plane crash in Amarillo.

The company released a statement early Saturday on Facebook saying families of the deceased crew members have been notified.

"We are devastated by this tragedy and are mourning the loss of our team members. The families have been notified and they are in our hearts and prayers. We appreciate prayers for our fallen teammates and their families."

The Amarillo Police Department has yet to release an official statement. The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to begin an investigation.

The small air ambulance went down around midnight near Pullman Rd. and 3rd Avenue. Though an official cause has not been determined, police said inclement weather may have been a factor. Wind speeds around 50 miles per hour were recorded near Rick Husband International at the time of the crash.

Rico Aviation, a private emergency air transportation company, is based out of Amarillo.

This is a developing story.

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