Two dead, including Burnet man, in West Texas plane crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Robert Liebson, 38, of Burnet was killed June 15 when the Cessna 172N, similar to the one pictured here, in which he was a passenger crashed in West Texas.

Robert Liebson, 38, of Burnet was killed June 15 when the Cessna 172N, similar to the one pictured here, in which he was a passenger crashed in West Texas.

ROTAN — A Burnet man died June 15 along with the pilot in a single-engine plane crash, reportedly caused when the aircraft ran into power lines in a remote area of West Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report.

The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. that afternoon, 10 miles northwest of Rotan in Fisher County.

The pilot, Dallas Lee McMahon, 33, of Austin was in a Cessna 172N, along with passenger Jay Robert Liebson, 38, of Burnet.

“The plane appeared to have struck power lines before crashing into the bottom of a canyon,” according to the DPS report.

Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

editor@thepicayune.com

One Response to “Two dead, including Burnet man, in West Texas plane crash”

  1. Vicky Leibson Barr says:

    My nephew, Jay Robert Leibson, was one of the victims in the plane crash in the Rotan area. I’m trying to find out what funeral home his body has been sent to in the Burnet area from a funeral home near Rotan. Please let me know if you can help. Thank you.
    Vicky Leibson Barr
    (816) 743-1601

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