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ETX woman dies after weekend plane crash

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A Jacksonville woman died Sunday evening after being involved in a plane crash Sunday afternoon.

Officials say 60-year-old Debra Birch was flying a fixed wing, single engine Jabiru aircraft when it crashed into a hanger bay at the Cherokee County Airport around 4:35 Sunday evening.

According to Lynn Lunsford with the FAA, the plane was trying to land while "touch and go landing," which Lunsford says is a practice in which the pilot lands the plane and takes off numerous times.

The tail number on the plane is N635J and the model of the plane is J250-SP. DPS and the FAA are continuing to investigate the crash.

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