KARNACK, TX (KLTV) - DPS officials have confirmed with KLTV that 52-year old Jerome Jaquin was the pilot who died in the plane crash early Saturday morning.
Officials say they found the downed plane in a heavily wooded area around 11am Saturday morning about 2 miles south of Karnack in Harrison County.
According to DPS troopers, the two engine plane took off from Dekalb, Illinois and was scheduled to land in Brownsville, Texas. Officials say it went down sometime overnight during the storms near Highway 43.
"According to the civil air patrol they said he lost his wings and engine approximately 12-thousand feet and plummeted down to the ground and into some trees," said Harrison County DPS trooper Cedric Grey.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety board are investigating the crash.