Family dies in Texas plane crash

2:13 PM, Oct 8, 2012   |    comments
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SOUTHLAKE, Tex. (KXAS) - Four members of a Southlake, Texas family died in the crash of small plane in Van Zandt County on Saturday.

The plane departed Saturday from a regional airport near Roanoke.

Leonard Ledet, his brother Greg and his sons Paul and Mason died in the crash.

Fraternity brothers of Leonard and Greg Ledet said the family was headed to a Mississippi and Texas A&M game.

Friends said the brothers had attended Texas A&M.

Paul Ledet, a junior at Southlake Carroll High School, worked part-time at Urban Air, a trampoline park in Southlake.

Caleb Hailey, a co-worker, said the teen was a pleasure to be around.

"He was working the front desk where all the customers could see him," he said. "We wanted him there because he brought joy to the park."

Co-workers came to the park throughout the day.

"It hurts; everybody hurts," Hailey said. "I can just speak for us at Urban Air -- it's very hard for us to get through this right now."

"The plane is completely destroyed," Van Zandt Justice of the Peace Ronnie Daniell said. "It's just torn to pieces, pretty much, over a wide debris area."

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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