East Texan Killed In Commuter Plane Crash

Thirteen people were killed in a commuter plane crash in Kirksville, Missouri. Among the dead, 25 year old photographer, Matthew Johnson of Longview.

Johnson graduated in 1997 from Longview High School. He attended Kilgore college and graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a degree in photography.

Johnson was working as an assistant to Mesquite-based photographer, Paul Talley who was also killed.

Authorities say the five passengers who were missing are dead bringing the total number of those killed in the crash to thirteen.

Two of the passengers, Dr. John Krogh and his assistant Wendy were able to escape the planes fuselage which was stuck about eight feet off the ground. Both are hospitalized in Missouri.

Investigators have recovered the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorders. They've been flown to Washington, D.C. for further analysis.

All of those aboard the flight were headed to a medical conference at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville.

The plane belonged to Corporate Airlines, a commuter affiliate of American Airlines.